Definition of Port-au-Prince in US English:


proper noun

  • The capital of Haiti, a port on the western coast of Hispaniola; population 1,998,000 (est. 2007). Founded by the French in 1749, it became capital of the new republic in 1806. The city was devastated in January 2010 by an earthquake that claimed more than 200,000 lives.



/ˌpôrd ə ˈprins//ˌpɔrd ə ˈprɪns/