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Citadelle Laferrière
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Citadelle Laferrière

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Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Haiti
Description:
The Citadelle Laferrière or, Citadelle Henry Christophe, or simply the Citadelle, is a large mountaintop fortress in northern Haiti, located on top of the mountain Bonnet a L'Eveque. It is one of the largest fortresses in the Americas and was designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site in 1982—along with the nearby Sans-Souci Palace. The mountaintop fortress has itself become an icon of Haiti. The Citadel was built by Henri Christophe, a key leader during the Haitian slave rebellion (1791-1804), after Haiti gained independence from France at the beginning of the 19th century.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Citadelle Laferrière", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.