Les Cayemites

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Native name: Les Cayemites
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Cayemites Island
Les Cayemites is located in Haiti
Les Cayemites
Cayemites, Haiti
Location Gulf of Gonâve
Area 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Department Grande-Anse
Largest settlement Anse â Macon
Population 5,022 (2009 Estimation)

The Cayemites are a pair of islands located in the Gulf of Gonâve off the coast of southwest Haiti. The two islands, known individually as Grand Cayemite and Petite Cayemite, are a combined 45 square kilometres (17 square miles) in area.[1] Petite Cayemite lies just west of the larger island, Grande Cayemite. The islands are approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi) east of the city of Jérémie and are in the administrative department of Grand'Anse.


  1. ^ Patricia Schutt-Ainé; Staff of Librairie Au Service de la Culture (1994). Haiti: A Basic Reference Book. Miami, Florida: Librairie Au Service de la Culture. p. 20. ISBN 0-9638599-0-0. 

Coordinates: 18°37′0″N 73°45′0″W / 18.61667°N 73.75000°W / 18.61667; -73.75000