Gonaives City of Historical Importance
Gonaïves, a district located in the Haiti department of Artibonite, is comprised of three communes.
The city contains the Gulf of Gonave harbor, where it exports coffee, cotton, sugar, fruits, and wood products.
It is renowned as Haiti's Independence City, where the Act of Independence was read at its Place d' Armes in 1804.
In 2010 it served as refuge for survivors of the earthquake, depleting its scarce resources. Today it has become a peaceful community.