Grand-Goave Rebounds from 2010 Earthquake

Grand-Goave Rebounds from 2010 Earthquake

Grand-Goâve and Petit-Goâve were originally one city named Goâve. The Spanish colonized it, naming it Aguava over 500 years ago. The French re-colonized it, splitting it into Grand- and Petit-Goâve.

In 2010 Grand-Goâve suffered some of the worst damage from the seven-point magnitude earthquake. Nine-tenths of its infrastructure was wiped out. The U.S. and another relief organization delivered disaster aid, remaining to assist in reconstruction. Today stability has been restored to the city and rebuilding projects continue to progress.

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