Jacmel (haitian Jakmèl) is a city in Haiti and chief town of Jacmel arrondissement in the Sud-Est Department and was founded in the 1698th The population of the city is estimated at 40,000; and is thus, in twelfth place in the size ranking of cities of Haiti. The town was in 2004 as a potential World Heritage by UNESCO into consideration. Many of the historic buildings from the French colonial period were drawn by the severe earthquake on 12 January 2010 severely affected. Meanwhile, almost all losses are eliminated and the city that the culturally richest regarded as one in Haiti, has regained its old flair. The wrought iron building with continuous arcades are compared in part to the French Quarter in New Orleans. Famous Jacmel is also through the carnival with a very independent character. Strasbourg and Jacmel Since 1996 partner cities.