Mole-Saint-Nicolas is the capital of the Mole-Saint-Nicolas Arrondissement in the Nord-Ouest Department.
A small town of 4,000 people, its roads are usable, a dirt runway services two airliners, and running water is plentiful. Mole-Saint-Nicolas also offers healthcare services by volunteer doctors from Slovenia.
Historical places of interest scattered about the area include remnants of colonial forts. The fishing industry thrives in the region and wood charcoal production continues, despite deforestation concerns.