Ouest (department)

department of Haiti

Ouest (English: West) is one of the ten departments (French: départments, singular départment) of Haiti. Its capital is Port-au-Prince which is also the capital of the country and its largest city.

Ouest

Lwès
Ouest in Haiti
Ouest in Haiti
CountryFlag of Haiti.svg Haiti
CapitalPort-au-Prince
Government
 • TypeDepartmental Council
Area
 • Department4,982.56 km2 (1,923.78 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Department4,029,705
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
3,397,404
 • Rural
632,301
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
ISO 3166 codeHT-OU

With an area of 4,827 km², it is the second largest department in Haiti after the Artibonite Department. It has a population of 2,943,200 (2002). The Gonâve Island (French, Île de la Gonâve) is part of this department.

It is bordered to the northwest by the Artibonite Department, to the northeast by the Centre Department. The Gulf of Gonâve is to the west (and to the north of the southern part of the department). It borders the Dominican Republic to the east.

The department is divided into five arrondissements:

  1. l'Arcahaie
  2. Croix-des-Bouquets
  3. La Gonâve
  4. Léogane
  5. Port-au-Prince

ReferencesEdit


  Departments of Haiti  
Artibonite • Centre • Grand'Anse • Nippes • Nord • Nord-Est • Nord-Ouest • Ouest • Sud • Sud-Est