It occupies the western three-eighths of the island which it shares with the Dominican Republic. However, competing claims and settlements by the French led to the western portion of the island being ceded to France in , which was subsequently named Saint-Domingue. French colonists established lucrative sugarcane plantations , worked by vast numbers of slaves brought from Africa, which made the colony one of the richest in the world. In the midst of the French Revolution —99 , slaves and free people of color launched the Haitian Revolution — , led by a former slave and the first black general of the French Army , Toussaint Louverture. After 12 years of conflict, Napoleon Bonaparte's forces were defeated by Louverture's successor, Jean-Jacques Dessalines later Emperor Jacques I , who declared Haiti's sovereignty on 1 January —the first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean , the second republic in the Americas, the first country to abolish slavery, and the only state in history established by a successful slave revolt. Haiti's first century of independence was characterized by political instability, ostracism by the international community and the payment of a crippling debt to France.
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Le centre historique de la ville est la seconde composante des climats du vignoble de Bourgogne , inscrits depuis le 4 juillet au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO [ 2 ]. Panorama de l'ouest de Dijon vu depuis la tour Philippe le Bon. Le ruisseau du Raines qui passe par le jardin de l'Arquebuse se jette dans l' Ouche. Le ruisseau du Raines passant par le jardin de l'Arquebuse. Port du canal de Bourgogne. Ainsi la rocade contourne les trois quarts de Dijon. Dijon est une commune urbaine [ Note 1 ] , [ 20 ].
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