Jacmel Arrondissement

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Jacmel (Creole: Jakmèl) is an arrondissement in the Sud-Est Department of Haiti. It has 246,262 inhabitants.[1] Postal codes in the Jacmel Arrondissement start with the number 91.

Communes in the arrondissement[edit]

The arondissement consists of the following municipalities:

History[edit]

2010 7.0 earthquake[edit]

Recovery[edit]

In December 2010, the Capponi Construction Group, a Miami based construction company decided to help with the revitalization of a Jacmel. This initiative was created to help stimulate a self-sustained tourism economy for Haiti. Michael Capponi founder of the Capponi Group,formed the Jacmel Advisory Council, to help revitalize Jacmel, while preserving its art's, culture and traditions. The board promotes best practices to provide a socio-economic system for thousands of Haitian's living in the south east region. Capponi Group Haiti is also restoring a 200 year old coffee sorting house on the port of Jacmel.

Further information: 2010 Haiti earthquake

Jacmel, a city with many French colonial heritage buildings, was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude tremblor on 12 January 2010, collapsing much of that heritage architecture.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The largest health centre/hospital in the region is Saint-Michel in Jacmel. It was severely damaged in the 12 January 2010 quake.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI), 7 August 2003.
  2. ^ CNN, "The Situation Room", 15 January 2010
  3. ^ (French) IRIN, "HAÏTI: Les craintes d’un tremblement de terre persistent", 02 February 2010 (accessed 2 February 2010)

Coordinates: 18°14′00″N 72°32′00″W / 18.2333°N 72.5333°W / 18.2333; -72.5333