Sud-Est (department)

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Sud-Est

Sidès
Sud-Est in Haiti.svg
Sud-Est in Haiti
Country Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti
Capital Jacmel
Government
  TypeDepartmental Council
Area
   department 2,034.10 km2 (785.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2015) [1]
   department 632,601
  Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
   Urban
96,454
   Rural
536,147
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
ISO 3166 code HT-SE
HDI (2017)0.467 [2]
low · 8th

Sud-Est (Haitian Creole : Sidès, English: South-East) is one of the ten departments of Haiti. It has an area of 2,034.10 km² and a population of 632,601 (2015). Its capital is Jacmel.

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History

2010 earthquake

Jacmel in Jacmel Arrondissement, a city with many French colonial heritage buildings, was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude tremblor on 12 January 2010, collapsing much of that heritage architecture. [3]

Administrative divisions

The Department of Sud-Est is subdivided into three arrondissements, which are further subdivided into ten communes.

There are fifteen other smaller towns or villages, including: Banane, Bourcan-Bélier, Cavalier, Coutelas, Forêt-des-Pins, La Fond, La Vallée, Mare Rouge, Mayette, Mombin, Platon-Besace, Saint Antoine, Savane-Zombi, and Seguin. [4]

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References

  1. http://www.ihsi.ht/pdf/projection/Estimat_PopTotal_18ans_Menag2015.pdf
  2. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. CNN, "The Situation Room", 15 January 2010
  4. "Département du Sud-Est". Haiticulture.ch. 28 January 2010.

Coordinates: 18°14′00″N72°32′00″W / 18.2333°N 72.5333°W / 18.2333; -72.5333