Sud (department)

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Sud, Haiti

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Sud in Haiti
Country Haiti
Capital Les Cayes
Government
  TypeDepartmental Council
Area
   Department 2,653.60 km2 (1,024.56 sq mi)
Population
(2015) [1]
   Department 774,976
  Density290/km2 (760/sq mi)
   Urban
176,485
   Rural
598,491
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
ISO 3166 code HT-SD
HDI (2017)0.495 [2]
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Sud (Haitian Creole : Sid, English: South) is one of the ten departments of Haiti. It has an area of 2,653.60 square kilometres (1,024.56 sq mi) and a population of 774,976. [3] Its capital is Les Cayes.

Departments of Haiti first-level administrative territorial entity of Haiti

In the administrative divisions of Haiti, the department is the first of four levels of government. Haiti is divided administratively into ten departments, which are further subdivided into 42 arrondissements, 145 communes, and 571 communal sections.

Haiti country in the Caribbean

Haiti, officially the Republic of Haiti and formerly called Hayti, is a country located on the island of Hispaniola, east of Cuba in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is 27,750 square kilometres (10,714 sq mi) in size and has an estimated 10.8 million people, making it the most populous country in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the second-most populous country in the Caribbean as a whole.

Les Cayes Commune in Sud, Haiti

Les Cayes, often referred to as Aux Cayes, is a commune and seaport in the Les Cayes Arrondissement, in the Sud department of Haiti, with a population of 71,236. Due to its isolation from the political turmoil of the capital, Port-au-Prince, it is one of Haiti's major ports, with export trade concentrating on mostly coffee and sugarcane. As the world's largest supplier of vetiver, it exports 250 tons annually of this ingredient of perfume and fragrance manufacturing. Minor exports include bananas and timber.

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Overview

A significant part of the population in this department is of mixed race, people of Arab descent and from the Indian subcontinent. These southern parts of Haiti are where many resident Europeans descended to during tense political turmoil and, in more recent years, have returned and settled alongside black Haitians. Nowadays, this area of the country has become one of the most racially diverse (excluding Port-au-Prince).

Port-au-Prince Commune in Ouest, Haiti

Port-au-Prince is the capital and most populous city of Haiti. The city's population was estimated at 987,310 in 2015 with the metropolitan area estimated at a population of 2,618,894. The metropolitan area is defined by the IHSI as including the communes of Port-au-Prince, Delmas, Cite Soleil, Tabarre, Carrefour, and Pétion-Ville.

Administrative divisions

The Department of Sud is subdivided into five arrondissements, which are further subdivided into nineteen communes.

An arrondissement is any of various administrative divisions of France, Belgium, Haiti, certain other Francophone countries, and the Netherlands.

Aquin is an arrondissement in the Sud Department of Haiti. As of 2015, the population was 217,827 inhabitants. Postal codes in the Aquin Arrondissement start with the number 83.

Cavaellon Commune in Sud|Sud, Haiti

Cavaellon or Cavaillon, is a commune and a rural town located in the Aquin Arrondissement of the Sud department of Haiti.

Chardonnières is an arrondissement in the Sud department of Haiti. As of 2015, the population was 78,410 inhabitants. Postal codes in the Chardonnières Arrondissement start with the number 85.

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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 2018-09-13.
  3. "IHSI" (PDF). Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d’Informatique.

Coordinates: 18°12′N73°45′W / 18.2°N 73.75°W / 18.2; -73.75

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