Nord-Est (department)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Nord-Est in Haiti
Nord-Est in Haiti
Country Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti
Capital Fort-Liberté
 • Type Departmental Council
 • Department 1,622.93 km2 (626.62 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Department 393,967
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
 • Urban 190,926
 • Rural 203,041
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
ISO 3166 code HT-NE

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.[2] 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.


The department is divided into four arrondissements:

  1. Fort-Liberté Arrondissement
  2. Ouanaminthe Arrondissement
  3. Le Trou-du-Nord Arrondissement
  4. Vallières Arrondissement


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