M˘le-Saint-Nicolas (M˛lsennikola or Om˛l in Haitian Creole) is a town in the Republic of Haiti. It is the chief town of the M˘le-Saint-Nicolas Arrondissement in the department of Nord-Ouest. Christopher Columbus' first voyage to the Americas on December 6, 1492 to Haiti's northern coast led to the establishment of the short-lived settlement of La Navidad in what is now M˘le-Saint-Nicolas. The town received its present name after France gained control of the western part of Hispaniola in 1697.