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Grand'Anse Department

Grand'Anse
Grandans
Department
Grand'Anse in Haiti
Grand'Anse in Haiti
Country Haiti
Capital Jérémie
Area
 • Total 1,912 km2 (738 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 600,000
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)

Grand'Anse (Haitian Creole: Grandans) is one of the ten administrative departments (French: départements) of Haiti. Its capital is Jérémie. Grand' Anse translated means big cove.

History

The Grand'Anse department used to be part of 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).[1]

In the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, a food aide convoy transporting supplies through Jérémie, encountered a hijacking attempt by 20 men, on 30 January 2010.[2]

Arrondissements & Communes

The Departement of la Grand'Anse includes 3 arrondissements and 12 communes.

References

  1. ^ http://www.statoids.com/uht.html
  2. ^ Newser, "Food convoy attacked by armed group in Haiti; UN warns of volatile security situation", Paisley Doods, 2 February 2010 (accessed 3 February 2010)


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