Gonaives Export Center of Haiti
Contained within Artibonite department is the district city of Gonaïves. Its populace numbers 264,000. Gonaïves is a center of agricultural activity, producing coffee, cotton, and tropical fruits, which is exported from its harbor. It is also known as Independence City, where Haiti's proclamation of independence was read on January 1, 1804.
Gonaïves has survived many natural disasters and political chaos, most notably the anti-Aristide uprising within its borders in 2003. But today Gonaïves is a peaceable place to live.
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