Limbe, A Historic Haitian City

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Limbé Essential Factor in French Defeat

Limbé is located in Haiti's Nord Department. In the Limbe Arrondissement, it is a municipality inhabited by 32200 inhabitants as per 2003 census. After Cap Haitien it is the second most important city. Bas-Limbe and Limbe are the two communes which include other seven rural sections. It is located to the north of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince at a distance of 220 km. L'Acul-du-Nord, Bas-Limbé, Cap-Haïtien, Port-Margot and Plaisance are the neighboring cities and towns to access from Limbe.

From where does Limbe derives its strength

Limbe city derives its strength and a base of diverse agriculture from the Limbe River. Near the sea in Bas-Limber, rice is produced and in the city's surrounding areas, mango, coffee, banana and fruits of other kinds are produced.

General and advanced deforestation is carried out in large scale at Limbe which has diminished the river's flow, presently. However as compared to the rest of Haiti, Limbe still continues to have trees in large numbers.

What You Get To See

Le Musée de Guahaba an archeologist founded the Museum of Guahaba, dedicated to the native artifacts of the Ameridian from the Taino and Arawak tribes. To power the city an electrical dam was built by Dr.Hodges around 1973. In 1976, people got running water at their homes and public fountains however the dam is not active any longer.

Limbe is flood prone. The major flash flood on November 18, 1963, caused the hurricane Flora. Estimates state that around 100 to 500 people lost their lives. The raging water washed away and damaged a large number of houses. Dutty Boukman a voodoo priest lived in Limbe who kicked off an uprising amongst the slaves.

Medical Facilities And Education

"Hôpital Bon-Samaritain" and Dispensaire St-Jean are the two hospital facilities in Limbe that are quite good. A lot of people flock at the hospitals due to easy accessibility of services in health care.

A private and non-profit autonomous institution called Université Chrétienne du Nord d'Haïti provides higher education. Service, teaching and research are the three services it provides.

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Lys Felix says...

I am a descendant of Limbe past Judge Selmour Felix.

I would like to know more about Selmour Felix and his family.

If there are any records, pictures, or anything on him, I would be much appreciative.

All I know about him is that he was a judge in Limbe until the government of Haiti asked him to go to Dondon because there was no justice of peace there.

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