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Haiti World Heritage
Sans Souci Palace
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The Sans-Souci Palace was the royal residence of King Henri I (better known as Henri Christophe) of Haiti, Queen Marie-Louise and their two daughters. It was the most important of nine palaces built by the king, as well as fifteen châteaux, numerous forts, and sprawling summer homes on his twenty plantations. Construction of the palace started in 1810 and was completed in 1813. It is located in the town of Milot, Nord Department. Its name translated from French means "carefree." Read more
The Citadelle Laferrière or, Citadelle Henry Christophe, or simply the Citadelle (in English, spelled Citadel), is a large mountaintop fortress in northern Haiti, approximately 17 miles (27 km) south of the city of Cap-Haïtien and five miles (8 km) uphill from the town of Milot. It is the largest fortress in the Americas and was designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site in 1982—along with the nearby Sans-Souci Palace. The mountaintop fortress has itself become an icon of Haiti. The Citadel was built by Henri Christophe, a key leader during the Haitian slave rebellion, after Haiti gained independence from France at the beginning of the 19th century. read more...
Driven by skills-based volunteering and solidarity,
the initiative is rooted in the community and overseen by dynamic rector Jacky
He spoke to EduInfo while in UNESCO for the Haiti Forum on 24 March.
Where were you when the earthquake hit?
I was at the campus museum at the opening of an exhibition of Haitian-American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The museum is the former residence of President Magloire and the rest of the campus is brand new. I stepped out into the botanical garden just before the earthquake hit. Both old and new buildings were destroyed, including the teachers’ residence. Then came the screaming, teachers and students running out covered in dust, other students calling out from under the rubble.
Did you know....?
The highest mountain in Haiti : Pic la Selle
Pic la Selle (Kreyòl: Pik Lasel), also called Morne La Selle, is the highest peak in Haiti with a height of 2,680 meters (8,793 feet) above sea level. The mountain is part of the Chaîne de la Selle mountain range. It is located in the Ouest administrative department.
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