Sud (department)

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Sud, Haiti
Port Salut
Port Salut
Sud in Haiti
Sud in Haiti
CapitalLes Cayes
 • TypeDepartmental Council
 • Department2,653.60 km2 (1,024.56 sq mi)
 • Department774,976
 • Density290/km2 (760/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
ISO 3166 codeHT-SD
HDI (2017)0.495[2]
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Sud (Haitian Creole: Sid, English: South) is one of the ten departments of Haiti. It has an area of 2,653.60 square kilometres (1,024.56 sq mi) and a population of 774,976.[3] Its capital is Les Cayes.


A significant part of the population in this department is of mixed race, people of Arab descent and from the Indian subcontinent. These southern parts of Haiti are where many resident Europeans descended to during tense political turmoil and, in more recent years, have returned and settled alongside black Haitians. Nowadays, this area of the country has become one of the most racially diverse (excluding Port-au-Prince).

Administrative divisions[edit]

The Department of Sud is subdivided into five arrondissements, which are further subdivided into nineteen communes.

Les Cayes, Haiti


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  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "IHSI" (PDF). Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d’Informatique.

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Coordinates: 18°12′N 73°45′W / 18.2°N 73.75°W / 18.2; -73.75