Perodin, Haiti

Pérodin lies within Artibonite Department in central Haiti. It is an area filled wit many waterbodies including the Seche, Bristol, and Potemot Ravines, the Riviere la Source, and Trou Caiman. It is also near the largest river on the island of Hispaniola, the Artibonite River, and its lesser relative, Petite Riviere de l'Artibonite. The most noteworthy feature of the mountainous area is Morne Decide ridge.


As a small undeveloped town, it can only be gotten to on foot. Ironically though, two major airports are nearby: Port-au-Prince International Airport and Cap Haitien Airport. The Pérodin area even contains some small-aircraft landing fields, most notably Cabo Rojo.

Pérodin, like the majority of Haitian cities and towns, is fervently Catholic. But you can find a sprinkling of Voodoo practitioners, a belief blessed with legitimacy by the government of Haiti in 2002.

St. Elizabeth de Hongrie is Pérodin's Catholic Church, located in Gonaives Diocese. It was established in 1950 by the Briton French, who oversaw its operation for nearly four decades. The church has a congregation of 16,000 faithful and eight chapels spread throughout the Artibonite area. St. Elizabeth runs an elementary school with a student enrollment of 325.

Some cities that are near to Pérodin include Hinche, Mirebalais, Saint-Marc, Montrouis, Marmalade, Lascahobas, Thomassique, Gonaives, Petite Riviere de l'Artibonite, and Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti. Pérodin is also accessible to Sylvio Cator Stadium, where many domestic and international sports events are held.

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Nancy Helis says...

This town was named after my thurd great-grandfather, Dumassil Pérodin, who was a colonial settler who emigrated from France.

He built a plantation and the area of that plantation was

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