Quartier-Morin, A Small Town In Haiti

Quartier-Morin is located in Haiti's Nord Department. In Haiti's northern peninsula, it is a small town. In the Cap-Haitien Arrondissement, it is a municipality having around 24,000 inhabitants. De Quartier Morin and Quartier Morin Ville are the other names used for Quartier-Morin.


The 2010 Disputed Elections

There was a violent protest during the disputed elections that took place in the year 2010. Quartier-Morin hit the news when United Nation peacekeepers shot down one of the demonstrators.

From Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti one has to travel eighty miles to get to Quartier-Morin. It is located at 19.687655 latitude and -72.162345 longitude. Morne-Pele and Basse Plaine are the two sections into which the municipality is divided.

Religion And Occupation

Main population of this town comprises Christians out of which many are Catholics. A large number of Catholics also reside in settlements surrounding Quartier-Morin.

Sugarcane, cocoa and tobacco are harvested in farming based on a small scale in this small town. Many of the people in the town are engaged in farming activities. Within Quartier-Morin there are a number of oil distillers, which are very useful in giving the town's economy a boost.

Transportation And Attractions

There is no airport in Quartier-Morin town. Cap-Haitien Airport is the closest airport to this town situated at a distance of 5.7 kilometers. The other airport closest to Quartier-Morin is Naples Mergellina Harbor Airport. From Quartier-Morin it is located at a distance of 30 km. On Quartier-Morin's southern side is located Dondon, another town which is connected to Quartier-Morin by more than one route.

Attractions and sights to see in and around are Palais Des Sans-Soucis, Labadee offering pristine beaches, La Citadelle Laferriere a mountain fortress, Sans-Souci Palace, King Henri Christophe's royal residence, Labadi, Place Centrale, Voodoo Hounfor, Cite Soleil, National Museum of History at Port-au-Prince and Vodou Flag Makers. During St.Louis leadership in 1700 the legendary church was constructed here.

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