Milot

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Milot
(Kréyòl): Milo
View of Milot from the road to the Citadelle
Milot is located in Haiti
Milot
Milot in Haiti
Coordinates: 19°37′N 72°13′W / 19.617°N 72.217°W / 19.617; -72.217Coordinates: 19°37′N 72°13′W / 19.617°N 72.217°W / 19.617; -72.217
Country Haiti
Département Nord
Arrondisement Acul-du-Nord
Elevation 105 m (344 ft)
Population (2003)[1]
 • Total 25,149
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Postal Code HT 1230 - 1231
Distance to
 – Cap-Haïtien

15 km

Milot, (Kréyòl: Milo) is a town in northern Haiti, in the arrondissement (part of a Haitian department) Acul-du-Nord, Nord department; the town is on the northern foothills of the Massif du Nord mountain range.

The most important economic activity in Milot is farming. Some crops are sugar cane, cacao, tobacco and citrus fruits like orange.

After the Haitian independence, the country was divided in two parts and the northern part was made a kingdom by Henri Christophe and he made Milot the capital of his kingdom.

Christophe built a palace in Milot where he and his family lived; the palace was named Sans-Souci. He also built a fort, Citadelle Laferrière, high in the mountains at about 8 km from Milot, and some smaller forts in Ramiens, on the road to the Citadelle. These buildings are now part of the Natural History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers, a World Heritage Site designated by the UNESCO in 1982.[2]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI)
  2. "National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers". UNESCO World Heritage. 1982. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/180. Retrieved 2009-11-22.