Bas Limbe, Second Most Important Town In Nord Department

Bas-Limbe is located in Haiti's Nord Department. After Cap Haitien it is the second most important one in the Nord Department. In the Arrondissement of Limbe, it is a municipality. From Bas-Limbe and Limbe, Cap Haitien is located at a 26 km distance. Port Margot is at 8 km and Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti is at 150 km distance. French colonialists and Haitian slave battled fiercely in Limbe town.

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Main Occupation

Main occupation of this town is agriculture with the winding River Limbe passing through Bas-Limbe into the sea. Coffee, bananas, mangoes and other fruits are grown here with constant water supply from the river. Vast rice pads are grown close to the sea.

However, the region is prone to constant flooding claiming lives in hundreds. In 1963, it witnessed a big flood. Haiti is being hit hard by deforestation activities, causing the river to wane. The weather is chilly from December to February, otherwise it is warm.

Religion

The main inhabitants of Bas-Limbe are Christians out of which many of the Catholics. Voodoo is practiced by almost 69,250 inhabitants here. Altars are set up, a chicken delicacy is cooked along with other dishes after which a service is attended in an effort directed to the main key spirits.

Bas-Limbe culture involves, African, Creole and French traditions besides prayers, dance and songs. The North Haiti Music Camp was hosted in 2010 where lessons on the Bible, sign language, dancing, music and choir rehearsals were offered.

Medical Facilities And Education

The US Baptist Missionary run Good Samaritan Hospital or the Hopital Bon Samaritan, and the four decade old Dispensaire St-Jean hospital opened by Catholic nuns initially and currently under the government's management are the two quality health care facilities available here. A lot of people are arriving here for medical attention.

The Universite Chretienne du Nord d'Haiti a private non-profit making institution specializes in service, research and teaching and offers higher learning in Bas-Limbe. Dr. William Hodge's archeological works can be seen at the Limbe Museum, now known as Guahaba Museum. In 1996 following his demise, his widow runs the museum.

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