Artibonite Department's Passe Reine

Passe Reine situates itself within Artibonite Department. It is a rural area that produces rice as its main crop. One of the resources of Passé Reine is Artibonite River, a vital water resource on Hispaniola.


Passe Reine is surrounded by metro, suburb, and rural areas that lie within a three-mile radius. Larger metro areas are further out. The town has a medical facility, the Haiti Albert Schweitzer Hospital.

Five arrondissements comprise Artibonite Department: Dessalines, Gonaives, Gros-Morne, Marmalade, and Saint-Marc.

Passe Reine Rebounds from Economic Slump

Passe Reine sits within Artibonite Department, an area producing rice as its main crop. It contains the Artibonite River, home of the Peligre Hydroelectrical Dam.

It is surrounded by 20 metro and rural areas lying within a three-mile radius, and has a medical facility, Albert Schweitzer Hospital.

Passe Reine has suffered uprisings, most recently in 2004. Artibonite tried to break away from the rest of Haiti, but failed. As such, it tolerated economic decline, until President Préval took office.

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