Grand'Anse Department

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Coordinates: 18°40′N 74°7′W / 18.667°N 74.117°W / 18.667; -74.117
(Kréyòl: Grandans)
Country  Haiti
Capital Jérémie
 - coordinates 18°40′N 74°7′W / 18.667°N 74.117°W / 18.667; -74.117
Area 2,091 km² (807 sq mi)
Population 626,928 (2003) [1]
Density 299.8 /km² (776 /sq mi)
Subdivisions 3 Arrondissements
12 Communes
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) DST (UTC-4)
Area code +509
ISO 3166-2 HT-GA
Location of the Grand'Anse Department
Location of the Grand'Anse Department

Grand'Anse, or Grande Anse, is one of the ten departments (French: départments, singular départment) of Haiti. Its capital is Jérémie.

Geography[change | change source]

The Départment de la Grand'Anse has an area of 2,091 km².[2] It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Gonâve, to the east by the Nippes Department, to the south by the Sud Department, and by the Caribbean Sea to the west.

The Massiff de la Hotte, an important Haitian mountain range, runs from west to east along the south of the department, with the Plymouth, Macaya and Casetaches mountain ranges. Because of this, rivers here are short; some of them are Baradères, Dame-Marie, de la Grande-Anse, de Nippes, des Roseaux and Voldrogue.

Administrative division[change | change source]

The department is divided into three arrondissements (like districts) and 11 communes (like municipalities). The "arrondissements" and their "communes" are:

  1. Anse d'Hainault
    1. Anse-d'Hainault
    2. Dame-Marie
    3. Les Irois
  2. Corail
    1. Beaumont
    2. Corail
    3. Pestel
    4. Roseaux
  3. Jérémie
    1. Abricots
    2. Bonbon
    3. Chambellan
    4. Jérémie
    5. Moron

References[change | change source]

  1. Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI)
  2. "Départments géographiques d'Haïti" (in French). Haiti-Référence. Retrieved 24 October 2009.

Drapeau haïtien Departments of Haiti Drapeau haïtien
Artibonite • Centre • Grand'Anse • Nippes • Nord • Nord-Est • Nord-Ouest • Ouest • Sud • Sud-Est