Sud (department)

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Sud, Haiti
Sud in Haiti
Sud in Haiti
Country Haiti
Capital Les Cayes
 • Type Departmental Council
 • Department 2,653.60 km2 (1,024.56 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Department 774,976
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
 • Urban 176,485
 • Rural 598,491
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
ISO 3166 code HT-SD

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.[2] 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).


The department is divided into five arrondissements:

  1. Aquin Arrondissement
  2. Les Cayes Arrondissement
  3. Chardonnières Arrondissement
  4. Les Côteaux Arrondissement
  5. Port-Salut Arrondissement


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  2. ^ "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