Saint-Louis-Du-Sud A Location To Stir Anyone's Heart, In Haiti

Saint-Louis-du-Sud, a municipality in Haiti's Sud department is located in the Aquin Arrondissement. Around 52,300 people inhabit the place. It is the gateway to the capital of Haiti's South Department of Les Cayes. It overlooks the huge Atlantic Ocean and the Canal de L'est.

What You Get To See At Saint-Louis-Du-Sud

Saint-Louis-du-Sud is endowed with clean white sand beaches that can stir the heart of almost anyone. The Dumesle Bay is a cool bay to visit in Saint-Louis-du-Sud. From the shores of this place at a distance of a few hundred meters is situated the Fort Anglais, another interesting destination for tourists. A canoe or boat can be used to reach the small island.

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Gressier A Small Town In Haiti

Gressier is a small town and municipality in the Ouest Department of Port-au-Prince Arrondissement in Haiti's south western region. It covers a distance of 89.8 square kilometers and is located at an elevation of 52 feet. As per 2003 data, it has a population of 25,947. It is located with the coordinates 72°31'0 West and 18°33'0 North.

After The 2010 Earthquake

Gressier is situated on its western side, the Momance River to its south and Carrefour lies to its east. Petit Boucan, Morne Chandelle and Morne à Bateau form the three sections of the municipality. The January 2010 earthquake affected the town greatly which also ravaged half of Haiti. The earthquake led to the displacement of a lot of people from their homes, and many buildings were damaged.

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Petion-ville A Suburb, Commune And Wealthy Place In Haiti

Pétion-ville is a suburb in the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. It is situated on the Massif de la Selle northern hills, east of the city. In 1770-1818 it got its name after the President and General of Haiti, Alexandre Sabès Pétion. He was one of the four founding fathers of Haiti.

Wealthiest Place In Haiti

With a population of 342,694 as per 2009 census, Petion-ville is a well known residential area. It is the metropolitan area of the city, is affluent and well known for tourist activities.

Residents in Petion-ville include business people, foreign businessmen and diplomats. As compared to Port-au-Prince and other major Haitian cities, Petion-ville has more security. Buzzing with business this area has an active night life and is more peaceful.

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Sainte Suzanne, A Destination in Haiti

Sainte-Suzanne is located in Haiti's Nord-Est Deparment which is municipality in the Trou-du-Nord Arrondissement. Sainte-Suzanne spreads over an area of 122km. Around 25,596 people inhabit the place. Chop, Blanc, Sarazin, Mocha-Nine, Fuller and Fond Bleu are the six communal sections comprising Saint-Suzanne.

Occupation and religion

Subsistence farming is the main occupation practiced by the people of Sainte-Susanne. Lime, coffer and orange trees are grown. To generate income, live stock is reared by some of the farmers in Saint Suzanne. Many of the people living in Sainte Suzanne are Catholics and practice Voodoo. Protestants also live there but are a minority.

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Cavaellon A Rural Town In Haiti

Cavaellon is a rural town located in the Sud Department. It is a municipality in the Aquin Arrondissement in Haiti. It is also known as Cavaillon, Cavailon and Cauaillon. It has a sparse population of around 46,037 people as per 2003 census.

Famous People Born In Cavaellon

The oldest man who was also a Cuban economist, Benito Martinez Abrogan and a famous artist from the Caribbean, George Valris were born in this town. However the claim of being the oldest man is being verified by investigators as there seems to be a controversy on the exact date that has been sent by the government of Cuba.

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Les Cayes A Beautiful Town In Haiti

Les Cayes is a beautiful town located in southwest Haiti. It is the capital of the Sud Department and is situated on the Caribbean coast near the Ravine du Sud River. It is located southwest of Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, at a distance of 196 km. It has six communes including Torbeck, Les Cayes, Maincihe, Camp-Perrin, Île à Vache and Chantal.

History Of Les Cayes

Since the other cays and small Île à Vache island are located near by, the town was given the name Aux Cayes, which means 'On the Cays'. Even now the old name is kept, besides the new name Les Cayes.

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Caracol A Village In Haiti

Caracol, a village in Haiti, is located in the Nord-Est Deparment which is a municipality in the Trou-du-Nord Arrondissement. At 19°41′0″N and 72°1′0″W it is located at a slight elevation and has around 6236 inhabitants. It is the least visited destination in Haiti.
Caracol is in the northern coast of Haiti and it was a fishing village stricken by poverty. It is also known to be poorest of all villages in the country.


The region is mountainous and rough and it borders with the Dominican Republic for around 360 kms. Caracol enjoys a semi arid and tropical climate. Trade winds are easily cut off by the mountains in the region. French is the official language spoken in Caracol.

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Town of Torbeck and the Mighty Torbeck River

Torbeck is a cityship located in the Les Cayes Arrondissement, under the Sud Department. A coastal village, it lies on the southwestern part of Haiti's peninsula, facing the tiny Caribbean island, Île à Vache. It sustains a population of 60,012, and its highest land mass reaches 807 feet.

Torbeck's terrain is very green with rich tropical vegetation and grasslands for livestock to graze on year-round. Subsistence farming is the back-bone of its economy, and crops of sugarcane, mangoes, citrus fruits, rice, and melons are harvested.

The transit system in Torbeck depends on pack animals as transportation to carry produce. The residents either walk, or catch rides from trucks to get from one place to the next. The roads are unpaved, rutted, and strewn with pebbles. But villagers manage to make it to the weekly market to trade goods and buy farm supplies.

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Town of Tiburon in Haiti

Haiti's Tiburon Peninsula, at the bottom of the border Haiti and the Dominican Republic share, spans the entire southern coastline, pointing west towards Cuba. Several departments of Haiti are situated within this region: Grand Anse, Nippes, Sud, and Sud-Est. A major portion of Ouest Department is also located in the region.

Several mountain ranges encircle the peninsula: Morne Bitoche, Morne Bruler, Morne Cali, and Morne Epine. The town of Tiburon, close to Epine, offers breath-taking views of the Caribbean Sea from its many picturesque beaches made of sugar-white sand. The inhabitants of Tiburon are pleasant and gentle, although very poor, as is the case with 70% of Haiti's population.

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Saint-Jean-du-Sud, Strong Farming Community

Saint-Jean-du-Sud, a cityship in the Port-Salut Arrondissement, under the Sud Department of Haiti, is home to 23,870 inhabitants. Located at sea level, it lies on the southern-most tip of the Tiburon Peninsula near its western end. Three divisions make up Saint-Jean-du-Sud: Debouchette, Tapion, and Trichet. A cluster of villages lies close by Saint-Jean-du-Sud: Coateaux, La Ferme, Durant, Bel Air, and Petite Riviere.

Farming is one of the primary income-generators of the small village of Saint-Jean-du-Sud, with bananas and pineapples producing the largest crop-yields. The farming community is close-knit, sharing resources among themselves to derive higher incomes. Another source of income for the village is fishing and the operation of fish hatcheries.

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