Miragoâne (Kréyòl: Miragwàn) is a port city in southwestern Haiti. It is the capital city of the Nippes Département.The city is on the coast of the Miragoâne Bay, in the Gonâve Channel of the Gulf of Gonâve, about 100 km south of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. It is also the chief town of an arrondissement (a part of a department) with the same name. The arrondissement has four communes (a commune is like a municipality): Miragoâne, Fonds-des-Nègres, Paillant and Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes.
The town was founded by English during the 17th century on the coast of a well-protected bay.The name Miragoâne comes from Miraguano, the name given by the Taíno people to the Étang de Miragoâne, the second largest lake of Haiti; the town is near the lake. During a civil war in 1883, the town was destroyed.
Département des Nippes
Le département des Nippes a été créé en 2003 sur la partie orientale du département de la Grand'Anse. Il est divisé en 3 Arrondissements et 11 Communes :
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