Saint-Raphaël Arrondissement

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Saint-Raphaël (Creole: Sen Rafayèl) is an arrondissement in the Nord Department of Haiti. It has 117,530 inhabitants.[1] Postal codes in the Saint-Raphaël Arrondissement start with the number 14.

Communes[edit]

The arondissement consists of the following municipalities:

History[edit]

In the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, food had become short in supply. On 31 January 2010, a food shipment sent through the Pignon Airport, for an orphanage in the commune of Pignon, was looted just after leaving the airport gates. A negotiation between aide shippers and the local mayor lead to a partitioning of food aide between the orphanage and the rest of the population.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI), 7 August 2003.
  2. ^ New York Times, "Volunteers Fly Supplies Into Hard-to-Reach Areas", Shaila Dewan, 4 February 2010 (accessed 4 February 2010)

Coordinates: 19°25′21″N 72°11′59″W / 19.4225°N 72.1997°W / 19.4225; -72.1997