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).
Arrondissements & Communes
The Departement of la Grand'Anse includes 3 arrondissements and 12 communes.
- 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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