, population 846,200 (1995
), is the capital of Haiti
. It is located on a bay of the Gulf of La Gonave. The city exports coffee
. Port-au-Prince has food-processing plants and soap
, and cement
It was founded in 1749 by French sugar planters. In 1770, it replaced Cap-Ha´tien as capital of the colony of Saint-Domingue, and in 1804 it became the capital of newly-independent Haiti.
Landmarks include the quay, the University of Haiti, the National Palace, the National Museum, and the Basilica of Notre Dame.