Nippes

department of Haiti

Nippes is one of the ten departments (French: départments, singular départment) of Haiti.

Nippes

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Nippes in Haiti
Nippes in Haiti
CountryFlag of Haiti.svg Haiti
CapitalMiragoâne
Government
 • TypeDepartmental Council
Area
 • Department1,267.77 km2 (489.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Department342,325
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
 • Urban
62,211
 • Rural
280,314
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
ISO 3166 codeHT-NI

It is the newest and smallest Haitian department; it was created in 2003 with the eastern part of the Grand'Anse Department. It has an estimated population of 266,379 (2003) and its capital city is Miragoâne.

Nippes has an area of 1,219 km².[2] It is bordered to the south by the Sud Department, to the east by the Ouest Department, to the west by the Grand'Anse Department and to the north by the Gonâve Channel, the southern part of the Gulf of Gonâve.

Harbour of Petite Rivière de Nippes, Haiti

Administrative divisionEdit

The department is divided into three arrondissements (like districts) and 11 communes (like municipalities). The "arrondissements" and their "communes" are:

  1. Miragoâne
    1. Miragoâne
    2. Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes
    3. Fonds-des-Nègres
    4. Paillant
  2. Anse-à-Veau
    1. Anse-à-Veau
    2. L'Asile
    3. Petit-Trou-de-Nippes
    4. Plaisance-du-Sud
    5. Arnaud
  3. Baradères
    1. Barradères
    2. Grand-Boucan

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.ihsi.ht/pdf/projection/Estimat_PopTotal_18ans_Menag2015.pdf
  2. "Départments géographiques d'Haïti". Haiti-Référence (in French). Retrieved 24 October 2009.


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