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Title: Gressier  
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Subject: Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, 2010 Haiti earthquake, Léogâne Arrondissement, Jacmel Arrondissement, Pétionville
Collection: Communes of Haiti, Ouest Department, Populated Places in Haiti
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Gressier is located in Haiti
Location in Haiti
Country Haiti
Department Ouest
Arrondissement Port-au-Prince
 • Total 89.8 km2 (34.7 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (7 August 2003)[1]
 • Total 25,947
 • Density 288.9/km2 (748/sq mi)

Gressier (Haitian Creole: Gresye) is a commune in the Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, in the Ouest Department of Haiti. It has 25,947 inhabitants.

2010 7.0 earthquake

A UN assessment team estimated that 40 to 50 per cent of the buildings in Gressier were destroyed in the 12 January 2010 earthquake.[2] The "court of the peace" building was destroyed in the tremblor.[3]

ROKENGCOY, South Korea Engineering Company, is in Gressier since February 2010 to help with demolition and reconstruction, also with medical assistance.


  1. ^ Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI)
  2. ^ ABC News, 'Haiti Disaster Like "No Other"', AFP, Lisa Millar, 17 January 2010 (accessed 17 January 2010)
  3. ^ (French) Metropole Haiti, "Le système judiciaire paralysé trois semaines après le séisme", LLM, 5 February 2010 (accessed 6 February 2010)

External links

  • Reuters, "Gressier atlas of building damage assessment", 26 February 2010

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