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Encyclopedia > Les Cayes

Les Cayes, formerly Aux Cayes, is a town and seaport in southwestern Haiti with a population of approximately 45,904 people (1995 estimate). It is one of the chief ports of the nation, with export trade concentrating on mostly coffee and sugar, although shipments of bananas and timber are also large. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ... A cup of coffee Coffee is a widely consumed beverage prepared from the roasted seeds—commonly referred to as beans—of the coffee plant. ... Magnification of typical sugar showing monoclinic hemihedral crystalline structure. ...


On Christmas Eve, Simon Bolivar arrived in Les Cayes with much support and sympathy from the residents, including lending necessary weapons and even troops to his cause. The Christmas Eve (1904-05), watercolor painting by the Swedish painter Carl Larsson (1853-1919) Christmas Eve, the evening of December 24th, the preceding day or vigil before Christmas Day, is treated to a greater or a lesser extent in most Christian societies as part of the Christmas season. ... Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios (July 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830) was a South American revolutionary leader. ...


External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 18°12′N 73°45′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


More information is available on http://vizitehaiti.com/vizitehaiti/cityguide.asp


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