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.

Efforts to rebuild and provide relief were made by the Japanese army set up in Gressier. A Committee for the Advancement of Gressier, Haiti, CAGH, was founded with the purpose of rapport building with Gressier supporters, encouraging people to take part in the region's development and encouraging progress in economic, cultural, athletics, education and health.


There is no airport in Gressier. Barber Point Airport is approximately 19 kilometers from Gressier. Another airport Camp Carnagus Airport is situated 21 kilometer from this town. Travelers can also make the most of the Port Au Prince Airport located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Gressier.

Occupation And Climate

Subsistence farming is practiced on a large scale by Gressier inhabitants. Millet, sugarcane, maize, coffee, yam and rice are largely cultivated here.

Tropical wet and hot climatic conditions are experienced in the region much like the rest of Haiti. Since it is located at a modest altitude, it is actually quite cooler despite being located near the coastal area which otherwise experiences a humid climate.

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