Léogâne Arrondissement

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Léogâne Arrondissement

Leyogàn Awondisman
Country Haiti
DepartmentOuest
Area
 • Arrondissement1,015.90 km2 (392.24 sq mi)
 • Urban
18.83 km2 (7.27 sq mi)
 • Rural
997.07 km2 (384.97 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Arrondissement509,280
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Urban
324,475
 • Rural
184,805
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
Postal code
HT62—
Communes3
Communal Sections32
IHSI Code012

Léogâne (Haitian Creole: Leyogàn) is an arrondissement in the Ouest Department of Haiti. As of 2015, the population was 509,280 inhabitants.[1] Postal codes in the Léogâne Arrondissement start with the number 62.

The arondissement consists of the following communes:

History[edit]

2010 7.0 earthquake[edit]

On 12 January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the arrondissement. The city of Léogane was estimated to be 80–90% destroyed.[2] Petit Goâve was greatly affected by the quake.[3] All public buildings in Grand-Goâve were destroyed.[4]

See also[edit]

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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 November 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  2. ^ ABC News, 'Haiti Disaster Like "No Other"', AFP, Lisa Millar, 17 January 2010 (accessed 17 January 2010)
  3. ^ CNN, "Outside Port-au-Prince, 'towns are absolutely destroyed'", Khadijah Rentas, 15 January 2010 (accessed 17 January 2010)
  4. ^ (in French) La Presse (Montreal), "Deux Québécoises sont mortes à Grand-Goâve", Émilie Côté, 18 January 2010 (accessed 21 January 2010)

Coordinates: 18°30′39″N 72°38′02″W / 18.5108°N 72.6339°W / 18.5108; -72.6339