Mirebalais

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Mirebalais
Mirebalais is located in Haiti
Mirebalais
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 18°50′0″N 72°6′19″W / 18.83333°N 72.10528°W / 18.83333; -72.10528Coordinates: 18°50′0″N 72°6′19″W / 18.83333°N 72.10528°W / 18.83333; -72.10528
CountryFlag of Haiti.svg Haiti
DepartmentCentre
ArrondissementMirebalais
Established1703
 
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Mirebalais
Mirebalais is located in Haiti
Mirebalais
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 18°50′0″N 72°6′19″W / 18.83333°N 72.10528°W / 18.83333; -72.10528Coordinates: 18°50′0″N 72°6′19″W / 18.83333°N 72.10528°W / 18.83333; -72.10528
CountryFlag of Haiti.svg Haiti
DepartmentCentre
ArrondissementMirebalais
Established1703

Mirebalais is a town in Centre Department, Haïti, approximately 60 km northeast of Port-au-Prince on National Road 3. The city was established in 1703.

American Rotarians have made a number of mission-type trips to the city and surrounding areas since the 1980s. Located along the hydroelectric power transmission grid, the city normally has electricity throughout the day and night.

During the United Nations occupation of 2005, Nepalese troops were stationed in the city, utilizing the city jail as its headquarters.

A U.S. military C-17 cargo plane carried out a large airdrop of food and supplies here in the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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