Sud Department

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Sud in Haiti
Sud in Haiti
Country Haiti
Capital Les Cayes
 • Total 2,794 km2 (1,079 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 704,760
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)

Sud (English: South, Haitian Creole: Sid) is one of the ten departments (French: départements) of Haiti. It has an area of 2,794 square kilometres (1,079 sq mi) and a population of 704,760.[1] 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 (mostly white European men and black Haitian women). 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


  1. ^ "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