World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Sud Department

Article Id: WHEBN0000492829
Reproduction Date:

Title: Sud Department  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of cities in Haiti, Departments of Haiti, Aquin, Arniquet, Camp-Perrin
Collection: Departments of Haiti, Sud Department
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Sud Department

Sud in Haiti
Sud in Haiti
Country Haiti
Capital Les Cayes
 • Total 2,794 km2 (1,079 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 704,760
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)

Sud (English: South, Haitian Creole: Sid) is one of the ten departments (French: départements) of Haiti. It has an area of 2,794 square kilometres (1,079 sq mi) and a population of 704,760.[1] Its capital is Les Cayes.


  • Overview 1
  • Subdivision 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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 (mostly white European men and black Haitian women). Nowadays, this area of the country has become one of the most racially diverse (excluding Port-au-Prince).


The department is divided into five arrondissements:

  1. Aquin Arrondissement
  2. Les Cayes Arrondissement
  3. Chardonnières Arrondissement
  4. Les Côteaux Arrondissement
  5. Port-Salut Arrondissement


  1. ^ "IHSI" (PDF). Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d’Informatique. 

External links


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.