Nord-Est (department)

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Nord-Est

Nòdès
Nord-Est in Haiti
Nord-Est in Haiti
CountryFlag of Haiti.svg Haiti
CapitalFort-Liberté
Government
 • TypeDepartmental Council
Area
 • Department1,622.93 km2 (626.62 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Department393,967
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
 • Urban
190,926
 • Rural
203,041
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
ISO 3166 codeHT-NE
HDI (2017)0.472[2]
low · 6th

Nord-Est (Haitian Creole: Nòdès, English: North-East) is one of the ten departments of Haiti. It has an area of 1,623 km², making it the smallest of all the departments. It had an estimated population of 393,967 as of 2015.[3] Its capital is Fort-Liberté. It was a part of the Nord department.

It is bordered to the north by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Centre department, to the east by the Dominican Republic, and to the west by Nord. The Nord-Est forms part of the northern plains, a historic site of colonial plantations and a key area for the cultivation of chestnuts, the Armée Indigène of Toussaint Louverture, and anti-American rebels against the occupation of the 1930s.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The Department of Nord-Est is subdivided into four arrondissements, which are further subdivided into thirteen communes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ihsi.ht/pdf/projection/Estimat_PopTotal_18ans_Menag2015.pdf
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ http://www.geohive.com/cntry/haiti.aspx

Coordinates: 19°40′04″N 71°50′23″W / 19.6678°N 71.8397°W / 19.6678; -71.8397