Chardonnières

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Chardonnières
  • Chadonyè
Commune
Chardonnières is located in Haiti
Chardonnières
Chardonnières
Location in Haiti[1]
Coordinates: 18°16′0″N 74°10′0″W / 18.26667°N 74.16667°W / 18.26667; -74.16667Coordinates: 18°16′0″N 74°10′0″W / 18.26667°N 74.16667°W / 18.26667; -74.16667
Country Haiti
Department Sud
Arrondissement Chardonnières
Area
 • Total 117.04 km2 (45.19 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (March, 2015)[2]
 • Total 25,240
 • Density 216/km2 (560/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Chardonnesien(ne) (fr)

Chardonnières (Haitian Creole: Chadonyè) is a commune in the Chardonnières Arrondissement, in the Sud department of Haiti. Chardonnière is the largest producer of grapes in Haiti.[3] A Festival of the Grape (Festival du raisin des Chardonnières) is annually held.[4]

History[edit]

The town was originally named Chardonnières by buccaneers or filibusters.[3] In its colonial days, grapes had reached the tables of the kings of France. Today, grapes are used by the Chardonnesiens to welcome visitors to express their generosity and hospitality.[3]

Geography[edit]

Chardonnière is located about 72 kilometers from Les Cayes, and minutes from Port-à-Piment.[3]

Infrastructure[edit]

The Catholic parish of Chardonnière was erected in 1897 and consecrated to Saint Anne.[3]

Settlements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency". GeoNames Search. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mars 2015 Population Totale, Population de 18 ans et Plus Menages et Densites Estimes en 2015" (PDF). Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d’Informatique (IHSI). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 November 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Haiti Ministry of Tourism - Gastronomy
  4. ^ Press, ed. (19 July 2014). "Haiti - Social : 3rd Edition of the Festival of the Grape of Chardonnières". Haiti Libre. Retrieved 5 June 2017.