Léogâne Arrondissement

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Léogâne (Haitian Creole: Leyogàn) is an arrondissement in the Ouest Department of Haiti. It has 300,982 inhabitants.[1] Postal codes in the Léogâne Arrondissement start with the number 62.

The arondissement consists of the following municipalities:

History[edit]

2010 7.0 Earthquake[edit]

Further information: 2010 Haiti earthquake

On 12 January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the arrondissement. The city of Léogane was estimated to be 80-90% destroyed.[2] Petit Goâve was greatly affected by the quake.[3] All public buildings in Grand-Goâve were destroyed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI), 7 August 2003.
  2. ^ ABC News, 'Haiti Disaster Like "No Other"', AFP, Lisa Millar, 17 January 2010 (accessed 17 January 2010)
  3. ^ CNN, "Outside Port-au-Prince, 'towns are absolutely destroyed'", Khadijah Rentas, 15 January 2010 (accessed 17 January 2010)
  4. ^ (French) La Presse (Montreal), "Deux Québécoises sont mortes à Grand-Goâve", Émilie Côté, 18 January 2010 (accessed 21 January 2010)

Coordinates: 18°30′39″N 72°38′02″W / 18.5108°N 72.6339°W / 18.5108; -72.6339