Sud-Est (department)

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Sud-Est
Sidès
department
Sud-Est in Haiti
Sud-Est in Haiti
Country Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti
Capital Jacmel
Government
 • Type Departmental Council
Area
 • department 2,034.10 km2 (785.37 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • department 632,601
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
 • Urban 96,454
 • Rural 536,147
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
ISO 3166 code HT-SE

Sud-Est (Haitian Creole: Sidès, English: South-East) is one of the ten departments of Haiti. It has an area of 2,034.10 km² and a population of 632,601 (2015). Its capital is Jacmel.

History[edit]

2010 earthquake[edit]

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

Arrondissements[edit]

The department is divided into three arrondissements:

  1. Bainet Arrondissement
  2. Belle-Anse Arrondissement
  3. Jacmel Arrondissement

There are fifteen other smaller towns or villages, including: Banane, Bourcan-Bélier, Cavalier, Coutelas, Forêt-des-Pins, La Fond, La Vallée, Mare Rouge, Mayette, Mombin, Platon-Besace, Saint Antoine, Savane-Zombi, and Seguin.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ihsi.ht/pdf/projection/Estimat_PopTotal_18ans_Menag2015.pdf
  2. ^ CNN, "The Situation Room", 15 January 2010
  3. ^ "Département du Sud-Est". Haiticulture.ch. 2010-01-28. 

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