Camp-Perrin

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Camp-Perrin
Kanperen
Commune
Camp-Perrin is located in Haiti
Camp-Perrin
Camp-Perrin
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 18°19′0″N 73°52′0″W / 18.31667°N 73.86667°W / 18.31667; -73.86667Coordinates: 18°19′0″N 73°52′0″W / 18.31667°N 73.86667°W / 18.31667; -73.86667
Country Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti
Department Sud
Arrondissement Les Cayes
Mayor Enor, Tilus
Elevation 246 m (807 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 46,000

Camp-Perrin (Haitian Creole: Kanperen) is a commune in the Les Cayes Arrondissement, in the Sud Department of Haiti. It has 40,962 inhabitants.

History[edit]

The city of Camp-Perrin was created during the eighteenth century when three Frenchmen (Colon de France), the Perrin brothers, arrived with the goal of studying the possibilities of culture of coffee, cotton and indigo, as well as the exploitation of the wood of dye as the wood of campêche in Haiti. They built a camp up the hill; thus the names of the two town districts are Bas-Camp and Haut-Camp (above and below the camp).

Administration[edit]

The town is sub-divided in three counties known as :

  • Champlois - Marceline as the Second Section
  • Lévy - Mersan - As the First Section
  • Tibi - Davezac - As the Third Section

Radio et télécommunications[edit]

The City of Camp-Perrin has one commercial TV station known as TELE LA BRISE www.telelabrise.com - CH-28 television Radio Télé La Brise www.labrisefm.com - Télé-28 and 5 stations de radio transmitting in the FM Band:

  • La Brise FM FM 104.9, (Slogan : Le ROI FM, Broadcast his contents from Champlois, Camp-Perrin. With an ERP of 6.0 kW, it is known as the radio with the most couverage in the area extenting its coverage to the vicinity of the SUD-EST, NIPPES and GRAND'ANSE Departments. Radio Platinum has also a significant power thus among the three most powerful radio Station in Les Cayes Vicinity with Radio Macaya
  • Radio LA BRISE FM - 104.9 MHz 1000 watts[ERP: 6.0 kW]
  • TELE LA BRISE - Canal 28 - 1000 watts [ERP: 10.0 kW]
  • Radio Platinum - 88.9 MHz [ERP: 500 Watts]
  • Radio Montagna - 93.7 FM; MHZ [ERP: 0.100 kW]
  • Radio Ambiance FM 88.1 MHz [ERP: 0.100 kW]

Most of the Radio stations broadcasting from Les Cayes Ville des Cayes can also be heard in Camp-Perrin: They are Radio Macaya, Radio Nami Inter, Radio Lumière, Radio Ginen. On the side of Télé La Brise, the following TV station, TNH, TMS have a partial coverage in Camp-Perrin.

Economy[edit]

The main resource of the population is the Trade of local product such as cacao, yuka, sweet potatos, beans, corn, orange, des feuilles de tilleuls, des bananas, Coffee, Cayan peper, Vegetables and sugar cane.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI)