Arrondissements of Haiti

An arrondissement (French pronunciation: [aʁɔ̃dismɑ̃]) is a level of administrative division in Haiti.

As of 2015, the 10 departments of Haiti were divided into 42 arrondissements.[1]

Arrondissements are further divided into communes and communal sections.

The term arrondissement can be roughly translated into English as district.[2] A more etymologically precise, but less allegorical, definition would be encirclements, from the French arrondir, to encircle.[3] Because no single translation adequately conveys the layered sense of the word, the French term is usually used in English writing.

The Arrondissements are listed below, by department:

List

Artibonite

Centre

Grand'Anse

Nippes

Nord

Nord-Est

Nord-Ouest

Ouest

Sud-Est

Sud

References

  1. "Mars 2015 Population Totale, Population de 18 ans et Plus Menages et Densites Estimes en 2015" (PDF). Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d’Informatique (IHSI). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 November 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  2. André de Laubadère, Jean-Claude Vénézia, Yves Gaudemet, Traité de droit administratif, 12th edition, LGDJ, 1992, vol. 1, nr 168-169
  3. CNRTL - arrondissement (definition)

See also

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