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Nippes in Haiti
Nippes in Haiti
Country Haiti
 • TypeDepartmental Council
 • Department1,267.77 km2 (489.49 sq mi)
 • Department342,325
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
ISO 3166 codeHT-NI

Nippes is one of the ten departments (French: départments, singular départment) of Haiti.

It is the newest and smallest Haitian department; it was created in 2003 with the eastern part of the Grand'Anse Department. It has an estimated population of 266,379 (2003) and its capital city is Miragoâne.

Nippes has an area of 1,219 km2.[2] It is bordered to the south by the Sud Department, to the east by the Ouest Department, to the west by the Grand'Anse Department and to the north by the Gonâve Channel, the southern part of the Gulf of Gonâve.

Harbour of Petite Rivière de Nippes, Haiti

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. Miragoâne
    1. Miragoâne
    2. Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes
    3. Fonds-des-Nègres
    4. Paillant
  2. Anse-à-Veau
    1. Anse-à-Veau
    2. L'Asile
    3. Petit-Trou-de-Nippes
    4. Plaisance-du-Sud
    5. Arnaud
  3. Baradères
    1. Barradères
    2. Grand-Boucan

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ihsi.ht" (PDF).
  2. "Départments géographiques d'Haïti". Haiti-Référence (in French). Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. 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