Sud (department)

department of Haiti

Sud (English: South) is one of the ten departments (French: départments, singular départment) of Haiti. Its capital is Les Cayes.

Sud in Haiti
Sud in Haiti
Country 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



The Départment du Sud has an area of 2,794 km².[2] It is bordered to the north by the Grand'Anse and Nippes departments, to the east by the Sud-Est Department and by the Caribbean Sea to the west and south.

The Massiff de la Hotte, an important Haitian mountain range, runs from west to east along the centre of the department. Because of this, rivers here are short; some of them are Acul du Sud, Torbeck, Ravine du Sud, de l'Ilet, Cavaillon, des Anglais, Port à Piment, Saut Mathurine, de Tiburon.



The department had, in the 2003 census, a population of 621,651 persons: 312,729 men and 308.922 women, with only 109,623 (17.63%) living in cities and towns.[3]

Administrative division


The department is divided into five arrondissements (like districts) and 18 communes (like municipalities). The "arrondissements" and their "communes" are:

  1. Aquin
    1. Aquin
    2. Cavaillon
    3. Saint-Louis-du-Sud
  2. Les Cayes
    1. Les Cayes
    2. Camp-Perrin
    3. Chantal
    4. Maniche
    5. Île-à-Vache
    6. Torbeck
  3. Les Chardonnières
    1. Les Chardonnières
    2. Les Anglais
    3. Tiburon
  4. Les Côteaux
    1. Les Côteaux
    2. Port-à-Piment
    3. Roche-à-Bateau
  5. Port-Salut
    1. Port-Salut
    2. Arniquet
    3. Saint-Jean-du-Sud


  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-06. Retrieved 2018-01-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Départments géographiques d'Haïti". Haiti-Référence (in French). Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2009.
  3. "Le 4ième Recensement Géneral de la Population et de l'Habitat" (PDF) (in French). Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2009.

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