Sud-Est (department)

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For the defunct department of Ivory Coast, see Sud Department (Ivory Coast).
Sud-Est
Sidès
Department
Sud-Est in Haiti
Sud-Est in Haiti
Country Haiti
Capital Jacmel
Area
 • Total 2,034.10 km2 (785.37 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 632,601
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)

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]

Further information: 2010 Haiti earthquake

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.[1]

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, Les Palmes, Mare Rouge, Mayette, Mombin, Platon-Besace, Saint Antoine, Savane-Zombi, and Seguin.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CNN, "The Situation Room", 15 January 2010
  2. ^ "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