Cavaellon

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Coordinates: 18°18′N 73°39′W / 18.300°N 73.650°W / 18.300; -73.650

Cavaellon

Kavayon
Cavaellon is located in Haiti
Cavaellon
Cavaellon
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 18°18′0″N 73°39′0″W / 18.30000°N 73.65000°W / 18.30000; -73.65000
CountryFlag of Haiti.svg Haiti
DepartmentSud|Sud
ArrondissementAquin
Elevation
109 m (358 ft)
Population
(7 August 2003)[1]
 • Total46,037 (commune)

Cavaellon or Cavaillon, (Haitian Creole: Kavayon) is a commune and a rural town located in the Aquin Arrondissement of the Sud department of Haiti.

Geography[edit]

Its nearest neighboring towns/cities are Nan Cotie (12km north), Saint-Louis-du-Sud (20km southeast), and Les Cayes (16km west).

Villages[edit]

Balou, Bedo, Bonne Fin, Digo Salo, Fevre, Garnd Dieu, Grand Place, Grand-Blois, Gross Mary, L'ellet, La Marche, Nan Cotie, Rosseau and Volbrune.

Personalities[edit]

The town is most famous for being the birthplace of both Benito Martínez Abrogán,[2] Cuba's oldest-ever person, and George Valris, a famous Caribbean artist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI)
  2. ^ Economist - "Benito Martínez Abrogán, possibly the world's oldest man". Retrieved October 27, 2006

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