Léogâne

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Léogâne is the name of both a coastal city and a district in Ouest Department, Haiti. The city of Léogâne is around 18°30′39″N, 72°38′2″W. The arrondissement of Léogâne contains three communes: Petit-Goâve, Grand-Goâve, and the city of Léogâne. It is the closest town to the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010.[1]

The port town is about 29 kilometres (18 mi) West of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. Léogâne is the birthplace of the Taíno queen Anacaona (the town was originally called the Amerindian name Yaguana and the city's name is a corruption of that) and of Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité, the wife of the Haitian revolutionary Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758).

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  1. Lisa Millar (17 January 2010). "Tens of thousands neglected at quake epicentre". Agence France Presse. ABC News. Retrieved 17 January 2010