Mirebalais

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Mirebalais
Mirebalais is located in Haiti
Mirebalais
Mirebalais
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 18°50′0″N 72°6′19″W / 18.83333°N 72.10528°W / 18.83333; -72.10528Coordinates: 18°50′0″N 72°6′19″W / 18.83333°N 72.10528°W / 18.83333; -72.10528
CountryFlag of Haiti.svg Haiti
DepartmentCentre
ArrondissementMirebalais
Established1702

Mirebalais is a commune in the Centre department of Haiti, approximately 60 km northeast of Port-au-Prince on National Road 3. The city was established in 1702.

American Rotarians have made a number of mission-type trips to the city and surrounding areas since the 1980s. Located along the hydroelectric power transmission grid, the city normally has electricity throughout the day and night.

During the United Nations occupation of 2005, Nepalese troops were stationed in the city, using the city jail as their headquarters.

A U.S. military C-17 cargo plane carried out a large airdrop of food and supplies here in the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Health[edit]

Mirebalais is served by the teaching hospital Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, the largest solar-operated hospital in the world.

Sport[edit]

Mirebalais is home to the AS Mirebalais sports team.

Notable Mirebalaisians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pierre Clitandre (24 September 2018). "La tombe abandonnée de Benoît Batraville". Le Nouvelliste.
  2. ^ Alan McPherson (2014). "Haiti, 1916-1920". The Invaded: How Latin Americans and Their Allies Fought and Ended U.S. Occupations. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343038.003.0006.