Jacmel Arrondissement

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Jacmel Arrondissement
Jakmèl Awondisman
Arrondissement
Country  Haiti
Department Sud-Est
Area[1]
 • Arrondissement 794.77 km2 (306.86 sq mi)
 • Urban 10.17 km2 (3.93 sq mi)
 • Rural 784.6 km2 (302.9 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Arrondissement 338,728
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Urban 62,211
 • Rural 276,517
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
Postal codes HT91—
Communes 4
Communal Sections 23
IHSI Code 021

Jacmel (Haitian Creole: Jakmèl) is an arrondissement in the Sud-Est department of Haiti. As of 2015, the population was 338,728 inhabitants.[1]

Postal codes in the Jacmel Arrondissement start with the number 91.

The arrondissement consists of the following communes:

History[edit]

2010 7.0 earthquake[edit]

Recovery[edit]

In December 2010, the Capponi Construction Group, a Miami-based construction company decided to help with the revitalization of a Jacmel. This initiative was created to help stimulate a self-sustained tourism economy for Haiti. Michael Capponi, founder of the Capponi Group, formed the Jacmel Advisory Council to help revitalize Jacmel, while preserving its arts, culture and traditions. The board promotes best practices to provide a socio-economic system for thousands of Haitians living in the south east region. Capponi Group Haiti is also restoring a 200-year-old coffee sorting house on the port of Jacmel.

Jacmel, a city with many French colonial heritage buildings, was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude tremblor on 12 January 2010, collapsing much of its heritage architecture.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The largest health centre/hospital in the region is Saint-Michel in Jacmel. It was severely damaged in the 12 January 2010 quake.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population totale, population de 18 ans et plus ménages et densités estimés en 2015" [Total Population, Population of 18 and over, Households and Densities Estimated in 2015] (PDF). IHSI (in French). March 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  2. ^ CNN, "The Situation Room", 15 January 2010
  3. ^ (in French) IRIN, "HAÏTI: Les craintes d’un tremblement de terre persistent", 02 February 2010 (accessed 2 February 2010)

Coordinates: 18°14′00″N 72°32′00″W / 18.2333°N 72.5333°W / 18.2333; -72.5333