Grand'Anse Department

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Map of Haiti showing Grand-Anse department.

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

Coordinates: 18°40′00″N 74°07′00″W / 18.6667°N 74.1167°W / 18.6667; -74.1167