L'Estère

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L'Estère
Lestè
Commune
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L'Estère
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 19°20′N72°40′W / 19.333°N 72.667°W / 19.333; -72.667 Coordinates: 19°20′N72°40′W / 19.333°N 72.667°W / 19.333; -72.667
Country Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti
Department Artibonite
Arrondissement Gonaïves
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (7 August 2003) [1]
  Total 3,000

L'Estère (Haitian Creole : Lestè) is a commune in the Gonaïves Arrondissement, in the Artibonite department of Haiti. It has 3,000 inhabitants. This historical city of 3,000 inhabitants is where the famous battle of the Haitian Revolution took place on February 23, 1803 between the troops of Rochambeau and Dessalines at the Ravine-à-Couleuvres.

Gonaïves is an arrondissement in the Artibonite department of Haiti. It has 263,858 inhabitants. Postal codes in the Gonaïves Arrondissement start with the number 41.

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References

  1. Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI)