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Douane de Jeremie

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Douane de Jeremie

Southwestern city of Jérémie has been distinguished for its busy port and thriving artists' colony, known as "City of Poets".

Established in 1756, its port started up 51 years later. It has exported cacao, coffee beans, sugar, bananas, timber wood, and animal hides.

Two districts compose Jérémie: residential neighborhood, Haut-Ville, and merchant area Basse-Ville.

Jérémie's economy suffered a setback post-1964, due to François Duvalier's shuttering of the port. It was a payback for dissidents' disapproval of his brutal policies.

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