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Kay Jakmèl
Cayes-Jacmel is located in Haiti
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 18°16′0″N 72°40′0″W / 18.26667°N 72.66667°W / 18.26667; -72.66667Coordinates: 18°16′0″N 72°40′0″W / 18.26667°N 72.66667°W / 18.26667; -72.66667
Country  Haiti
Department Sud-Est
Arrondissement Jacmel
 • Mayor Pierre Janvier Feguito
Elevation 586 m (1,923 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 36,693

Cayes-Jacmel (Haitian Creole: Kay Jakmèl) is a commune in the Jacmel Arrondissement, in the Sud-Est Department of Haiti. It has 36693 inhabitants. Cayes-Jacmel is down the road from Cyvadier and home to a lovely public beach and has a remarkable farmers market (Wednesdays and Saturdays). The town is also home to amazing artists and artisans, including work in meticulously created miniature ships. The region's hydroelectric plant (running on a stream only a few inches deep) is nearby.


The commune is inhabited by 36,693 personas[2] (2009 estimate).


The town of Cayes-Jacmel was founded in 1714.


The commune is made up of 4 sections :

  • Ravine-Normande
  • Gaillard
  • Haut-Cap-Rouge
  • La Selle de Fond-Melon

Monuments and sites[edit]

Fort Ogé is part of around 20 military instalments, built on the Haitian territory after the 1804 independence: a defensive system aimed to stop a possible return of the French, former owners of the Saint-Domingue colony. The Fort Ogé was built under the direction of general Magloire Ambroise. The ruins of the fort are located inside the commune section of Cap-Rouge. Its name reminds of Vincent Ogé, one of the main protagonists of the Haitian revolution.


  1. ^ Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI)
  2. ^ "Population totale, par sexe et population de 18 ans et plus estimées en 2009, au niveau des différentes unités géographiques" (PDF) (in French). the Institut haïtien de statistique et d'informatique (IHSI) site. 

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