Grand'Anse (department)

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Grand'Anse

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Grand'Anse in Haiti
Country Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti
Capital Jérémie
Area
  Total1,911.97 km2 (738.22 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
  Total468,301
  Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
HDI (2017)0.454 [1]
low · 9th

Grand'Anse ( /ɡrɒ̃ˈdɒ̃s/ ; French pronunciation:  [ɡʁɑ̃dɑ̃s] ; Haitian Creole: Grandans, pronounced  [ɡɣãdãs] ; English: Big Cove) is one of the ten departments of Haiti. Its capital is Jérémie.

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History

The Grand'Anse department used to be part of the Sud department until 1962, when the new Grand'Anse department was created. The department was reduced further in 2003, with the creation of a new department of Nippes from Miragoâne and Anse-à-Veau arrondissements.

Prior to the 2003 split, it had a population of around 600,000 (2002). Afterward, the population at the 2003 Census was 337,516. The area of the department (after the split) is 1,912 square kilometres (738 sq mi). [2]

Administrative divisions

The Department of Grand'Anse is subdivided into three arrondissements, which are further subdivided into thirteen communes.

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References

  1. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. "Haiti Departments". www.statoids.com. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

Coordinates: 18°40′00″N74°07′00″W / 18.6667°N 74.1167°W / 18.6667; -74.1167