Cap-Haïtien Arrondissement

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Cap-Haïtien Arrondissement

Kap Ayisyen Awondisman
Country Haiti
 • Arrondissement245.76 km2 (94.89 sq mi)
 • Urban
27.14 km2 (10.48 sq mi)
 • Rural
218.62 km2 (84.41 sq mi)
 • Arrondissement356,908
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
Postal code
Communal Sections8
IHSI Code031

Cap-Haïtien (Haitian Creole: Kap Ayisyen) is an arrondissement in the Nord department of Haiti and is the second important city of the country. Known as the historical and touristic capital of the country. Cap-Haïtien was founded in 1670 by the French settler Bertrand d'Ogeron de La Bouëre. As of 2015, the population was 356,908 inhabitants.[1] The city is governed by three mayors elected by popular vote every 5 years and also represented in the National Assembly of Haiti with one member elected every 4 years. Postal codes in Cap-Haïtien Arrondissement start with the number 11.

The arrondissement consists of the following communes:


  1. ^ a b c "Population totale, population de 18 ans et plus ménages et densités estimés en 2015" [Total Population, Population of 18 and over, Households and Densities Estimated in 2015] (PDF). IHSI (in French). March 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-06. Retrieved 8 May 2017.

External links[edit]

  1. Geohive Data for Haiti
  2. Mongabay Information for Cap-Haïtien

Coordinates: 19°45′N 72°12′W / 19.75°N 72.2°W / 19.75; -72.2