Saint-Marc

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Saint-Marc
Saint-Marc Welcome Sign at Frecyneau
Saint-Marc Welcome Sign at Frecyneau
Saint-Marc is located in Haiti
Saint-Marc
Saint-Marc
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 19°7′0″N 72°42′0″W / 19.11667°N 72.70000°W / 19.11667; -72.70000Coordinates: 19°7′0″N 72°42′0″W / 19.11667°N 72.70000°W / 19.11667; -72.70000
CountryFlag of Haiti.svg Haiti
DepartmentArtibonite
ArrondissementSaint-Marc
Settled1716
Population
 (2003 Census)
 • Total160,181
ClimateBSh

Saint-Marc (Haitian Creole: Sen Mak) is a commune in the western part of Haiti in the Artibonite department, it is located in 19°7′N 72°42′W / 19.117°N 72.700°W / 19.117; -72.700, in 2003 it had a population of 160,181 inhabitants, being the second most populous city in Haiti after Gonaïves, Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haïtien.

The port of this city is the most preferred for the entry of goods to Haiti, due to the congested port of Port-au-Prince.[1]

Notable people[change | change source]

  • Jean Baptiste Point du Sable (before 1750): First permanent non-Indigenous settler of what would later become Chicago, Illinois, and is recognized as the "Founder of Chicago."
  • Pierre Toussaint (d. 1853): Former slave, famous hairdresser and philanthropist in New York, and Catholic venerable.
  • Nissage Saget (1810–1880): Tenth president of Haiti. The first Haitian president to serve out his term of office (1869–1874) and retire voluntarily.
  • Marc Louis Bazin (1932–2010): Minister of Finance and Economy, fourth Prime Minister of Haiti and provisional President of Haiti.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (1966–): Haitian-American actress, television personality, author, and former fashion model.

References[change | change source]

  1. Buckley, Cornelius Michael (2013). Stephen Larigaudelle Dubuisson, S.J. (1786–1864) and the Reform of the American Jesuits. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. p. 2. ISBN 9780761862321. Archived from the original on November 25, 2018. Retrieved November 25, 2018 – via Google Books.