Fort Liberte (HTFLI)

Port Code HTFLI City Fort Liberte
Port Name Fort Liberte Country/Region Haiti
Category Port City Route CENTRAL AMERICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type

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Summary of HTFLI

Fort-Liberté Port (Port Code:HTFLI) is a natural harbour of the Saint-Domingue. It is strategically located in the centre of the bay facing the Atlantic Ocean. It was used as a naval base by the French, with four forts that "guarded the bay like beads on a string." Two of the larger forts are Fort Lachatre and Fort Labourque. They were captured by Toussaint Louverture (May 20, 1743 – April 7, 1803), the leader of the Haitian Revolution, in 1793.
The fort is 40 nautical miles (74 km) from Port-de-Paix (the capital of Nord-Ouest) and 290 kilometres (180 mi) from Port-au-Prince (the capital of Haiti). The average elevation of the town is about 1 metre (3.3 ft).
The coast line between Fort-Liberté Bay and Point Yaquezi is about 8 miles (13 km). It has a low sandy beach. It has reefs with mangrove forests, and two hills (spaced at 0.5 miles (0.80 km)) about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to the west of the entrance to the bay.