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Cap-Haïtien (käp-äēsyăNˈ), city, N Haiti, on the Atlantic Ocean. Haiti's second largest city, it is a seaport, commercial center, and tourist attraction. Agriculture dominates the regional economy, with sisal, sugar, coffee, cacao, bananas, and pineapples as the major commercial crops. Founded by the French in 1670, the city was the capital of colonial Haiti for a century. In 1791, Cap-Haïtien was captured by Toussaint Louverture, leader of a slave rebellion. From 1811 to 1820 it served as capital of the kingdom of Henri Christophe, whose Sans Souci Palace and famous citadel, Laferrière, still stand. Despite earthquakes (notably in 1842), bombings, and civil strife, Cap-Haïtien retains some picturesque colonial charm. It is also known as Le Cap.
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a city and port in the north of Haiti. Population, 37, 000 (1967).

Cap-Haïtien is the commercial center of an agricultural re-gion. Coffee, sugar, and fruit are exported.

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a port in N Haiti: capital during the French colonial period. Pop.: 134 000 (2005 est.)
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Ed Walker's team have been flying of late, and Cap Francais can join in the fun after good efforts in Listed races at Epsom and Lingfield behind winners trained by Aidan O'Brien - Cape Of Good Hope and subsequent Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck.
That effort came over 10 furlongs and an additional furlong and a half this weekend should bring out the very best in Cap Francais as he went second in the final furlong at Epsom and was doing all of his best work at the end when going down valiantly by just half a length.
Over today's extra furlong and a half, Cap Francais looks a very solid bet at 4/1 with Ladbrokes.
After describing the complex, explosive politics of Cap Francais, Popkin gives an intricately detailed account of the fighting of June 20-24, 1793 that pitted supporters of Sonthonax and Polverel against those of the newly-appointed governor, Francois-Thomas Galbaud.
In September 1792 they arrived at Cap Francais, a city besieged by slave insurgents and seething with political hatreds.
Facing Racial Revolution is Popkin's first book on the Haitian Revolution (he is currently working on a monograph on the 1793 burning of Cap Francais).
These records represent the work of eight notaries from 1776 to 1789 in six parishes (Cap Francais, Fort Dauphin, Limonade, Port-au-Prince, Croix des Bouquets, and Mirebalais), located in two of Saint Domingue's three provinces.
Articles focus on both urban and plantation societies, as well as on different kinds of labor in several geographic regions, including the United States, Brazil, Barbados, Antigua, Saint Domingue, and Cap Francais. They examine free and slave communities and families and wrestle with the many distinctions of race and race relations that are not usually part of studies of American slavery.
CAP FRANCAIS is the value bet against favourite Anthony Van Dyck in the Listed Derby Trial (2.30) at Lingfield today.