Centre Department

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Centre in Haiti
Centre in Haiti
Country Haiti
Capital Hinche
 • Total 3,487 km2 (1,346 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 565,043
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)

Centre (Haitian Creole: Sant) is one of the ten departments (French: départements) of Haiti, located in the center of the country, along the border with the Dominican Republic. It has an area of 3,487 km² and a population of 565,043 in 2003.[1] Its capital is Hinche. It borders the Dominican Republic to the east. It is the only landlocked department of Haiti. It contains the second largest lake in Haiti Lake Peligre, which was created as a result of the construction of the Peligre Hydroelectric Dam on the Artibonite River during the 1950s. It is the largest hydroelectric dam in the Caribbean.

Arrondissements and communes[edit]

Centre department is divided into four arrondissements:


Coordinates: 19°09′00″N 72°01′00″W / 19.15°N 72.0167°W / 19.15; -72.0167