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Jérémie (2007)
Jérémie (2007)
Nickname(s): La Cité des Poètes
The City of Poets[1]
Jérémie is located in Haiti
Location in Haiti
Coordinates: 18°39′0″N 74°7′0″W / 18.65000°N 74.11667°W / 18.65000; -74.11667Coordinates: 18°39′0″N 74°7′0″W / 18.65000°N 74.11667°W / 18.65000; -74.11667
Country Haiti
Department Grand'Anse
Arrondissement Jérémie
Founded 1756[1]
 • Mayor Ronald Étienne
Population (2003)
 • Metro 31,000
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
Centre of Jérémie (2006)
Jérémie (2007)

Jérémie (Haitian Creole: Jeremi) is a commune and capital city of the Grand'Anse (department), in Haiti, with a population of about 31,000 (2003 census). It is relatively isolated from the rest of the country. The Grande-Anse River flows near the city.

Jérémie is called the city of the poets because of the numerous writers, poets, and historians born there.[2]


In 1964, during the Jérémie Vespers, the Haitian army and the Tonton Macoutes massacred 27 people in Jérémie.[3]

In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, a food aid convoy transporting aid delivered to Jérémie Airport through Jérémie, encountered a hijacking attempt by 20 men, on 30 January 2010.[4] Medical supplies have also been airlifted through the airport, due to the increase in medical needs from injured refugees arriving in the wake of the quake.[5]

In October 2016, Jeremie was almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Matthew as it went past Haiti.[6]

Roughly 40 nautical miles (46 mi; 74 km) west of the city lies Navassa Island, which is claimed by Haiti and the United States.[7]


The city has an airport, Jérémie Airport. The Airport of Jérémie is known as the area of " Numero Deux". Mission Aviation Fellowship conducts charter flights into the airport.

Locations in Jérémie[edit]

Beaudrouin, Campagne, Carrefour Sanon, Dayere, Duranton, La Forêt, Leopold, Lori, Marche Leon, Previle, Rampe des Lions and Sassier

Notable natives and residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b Press, ed. (1963). "Haiti". Pan American Union. Dept. of Information and Public Affairs. p. 1930. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jérémie - A view from our author". Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Bain de Sang, by 'Albert D. Chasagne
  4. ^ Newser, "Food convoy attacked by armed group in Haiti; UN warns of volatile security situation"[permanent dead link], Paisley Doods, 2 February 2010 (accessed 3 February 2010)
  5. ^ New York Times, "Volunteers Fly Supplies Into Hard-to-Reach Areas", Shaila Dewan, 4 February 2010 (accessed 4 February 2010)
  6. ^ "Hurricane Matthew: New images show scale of Haiti destruction". BBC. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Rohter, Larry (19 October 1998). "Whose Rock Is It? Yes, the Haitians Care". Port-au-Prince Journal. New York Times. Retrieved 28 January 2012.