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 built in 1670 by the French settler Bertrand d'Ogeron de La Bouëre. It has nearly 250,000 inhabitants. The city is governed by three mayors elected by popular vote every 5 years and also represented National Assembly of Haiti with one member elected every 4 years. Cap-Haitian is divided in 3 arrondissement and 3 municipalities section. It has 240,708 inhabitants. Postal codes in the Cap-Haïtien Arrondissement start with the number 11.
The arondissement consists of the following municipalities:
Arrondissement of Cap-Haitien:
- Commune de Cap-Haïtien
- Commune de Limonade
- Commune de Quartier Morin
The 3 municipalities are:
- The municipality of Cap-Haïtien
- The municipality of Vertières
- The municipality of Madeline
- Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI), 7 August 2003.
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