|Nickname(s): La Cité des Poètes
The City of Poets
|• Mayor||Ronald Étienne|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
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.
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. 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.
Locations in Jérémie
Notable natives and residents
- Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, a general of the French Revolutionary Wars, was born in Jérémie as the son of a French nobleman and his mixed-race slave, before independence. Dumas lived most of his life in France, where his father took him at age 18. He married and was the father of Alexandre Dumas, who became a noted and prolific author in the nineteenth century.
- Etzer Vilaire (1872-1951), a poet
- Emile Roumer (1903-1988), a poet.
- Joseph Serge Miot, was born there. He was the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince, and was killed in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Monseignor Willy Romelus was the very well known bishop of the Department for a very long time. In 1986 he built a mausoleum at the exact place where the massacre of several families took plece in September 1964. Monseignor Willy Romelus is featured in Bernard Sansaricq's book: Le Pouvoir De La Foi". Le Pouvoir De La Foi, is the most complete book up to date on the Massacre that took place in Jérémie in September 1964. The book was published in Canada by www.editionsdumarais.ca (Author Bernard Sansaricq) Bernard Sansaricq was the elected Senator of the Department of La Grande Anse from 1991 to 1997.
- Press, ed. (1963). "Haiti". Pan American Union. Dept. of Information and Public Affairs. p. 1930. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
- "Jérémie - A view from our author". Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- Bain de Sang, by 'Albert D. Chasagne
- 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)
- New York Times, "Volunteers Fly Supplies Into Hard-to-Reach Areas", Shaila Dewan, 4 February 2010 (accessed 4 February 2010)
- Rohter, Larry (October 19, 1998). "Whose Rock Is It? Yes, the Haitians Care". Port-au-Prince Journal. New York Times. Retrieved January 28, 2012.