Saint-Raphaël Arrondissement

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Saint-Raphaël Arrondissement
Sen Rafayèl Awondisman
Arrondissement
Country  Haiti
Department Nord
Area[1]
 • Arrondissement 557.58 km2 (215.28 sq mi)
 • Urban 4.71 km2 (1.82 sq mi)
 • Rural 552.87 km2 (213.46 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Arrondissement 169,867
 • Density 300/km2 (790/sq mi)
 • Urban 55,681
 • Rural 114,186
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
Postal code HT14—
Communes 5
Communal Sections 15
IHSI Code 034

Saint-Raphaël (Haitian Creole: Sen Rafayèl) is an arrondissement in the Nord department of Haiti. As of 2015, the population was 169,867 inhabitants.[1] Postal codes in the Saint-Raphaël Arrondissement start with the number 14.

Communes[edit]

The arondissement consists of the following communes:

History[edit]

In the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, food had become short in supply. On 31 January 2010, a food shipment sent through the Pignon Airport, for an orphanage in the commune of Pignon, was looted just after leaving the airport gates. A negotiation between aide shippers and the local mayor lead to a partitioning of food aide between the orphanage and the rest of the population.[2]

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. ^ New York Times, "Volunteers Fly Supplies Into Hard-to-Reach Areas", Shaila Dewan, 4 February 2010 (accessed 4 February 2010)

Coordinates: 19°25′21″N 72°11′59″W / 19.4225°N 72.1997°W / 19.4225; -72.1997