Borgne (Kreyol: Oboy) is a small town in the Nord Department of Haiti.

Borgne, ND, Haiti

Borgne known for its simplicity and its captivating beaches, as well as its thick flora and fauna. It is about 45 kilometres from the city of Cap-Haïtien, the Nord Department's centre and capital.


Location in Haiti. The big red square


Borgne, commune of the department of the North was formerly called Embarcadere. It has seven communal sections. It is an interior commune, its dominant relief is the dull and its climate is normal. The inhabitants of this municipality are named 'Borgnelais' .


Year Population Change
1950 32,662
1971 48,053 +47%
1982 45,247 -6%
1998 60,323 +33%
2009 60,869 +0%
2015 66,921 +10%


Borgne, also referred to as Au Borgne, is home to about 60,000 Haitians that mainly rely on agriculture and fishery as their sources of income. The most common produce in the town are bananas, cocoa, coffee, and oranges. It has a library, a theatre, and a small hospitals sponsored by the Haitian government.


La ville du Borgne


The town is one of the few places in Haiti that wasn't hit by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake back in 2010. It is where many displaced Haitians took refuge in. Borgne is, unfortunately, one of the poorest locations in Haiti, with many of the town's workers earning only a dollar a day. Transportation is also difficult, having under-developed roads. During the rainy roads, most of Borgne's roads are impassable. The town also has no fixed electricity, relying only on generators and solar panels for power.



La Perle Hotel, Bar et Restaurant - La Ville Du Borgne

The picturesque town has yet to develop its tourism industry, having the potential to be a main tourist attraction in Haiti's North in the future. Despite this, the future of Borgne seems bright as a "sister cities" relationship, a cooperative agreements between towns and cities, with Honeoye Falls, New York is on the works.


Map of the Borgne commune


BOR Borgne 66,921 Localities
VBG Ville du Borgne Urban 8,028
QBB Quartier Du Petit Bourg de Borgne Urban 3,669
MAG 1ère Section Margot Rural 11,962 Bado, Fond Ligras, Fond Moré, Habitation Georges, Jalousie, Margot, Martiniquet, Nan Dalle, Passe Zorange Sure, Précipice, Robin.
BOM 2ème Section Boucan Michel Rural 12,820 Bernard, Calbachin, Diminy, Jolie, Maison Neuve, Moro, Nan Hatte, Pacot, Robillard.
PBB 3ème Section Petit Bourg De Borgne Rural Section 9,829 Boucan Michel, Champanne, Fréto, Kabeille, La Rate, Petit Bourg du Borgne, Petite Riviere.
TEF 4ème Section Trou D'enfer Rural 4,089 Trou d'Enfer
CPG 5ème Section Champagne Rural 1,582 Chabotte, Chicanno, Lacoste.
MLA 6ème Section Molas Rural 6,552 Bas sainte Anne, Chamoise, Cher Maitre, Combi, Ménage, Mola, Nan Joupa.
CFL 7ème Section Côtes De Fer Et Fond Lagrange Rural section 6,552 Barque Borgne, Barre Boeuf, Bricoque, Cacao, Ca Toute, Dereranc, Dupras, Grand Bois, Gros Sable, La Savatte, Macanda, Montegu, Nan Bélizaire, Nan Carrefour, Nan Dumas, Nan Jardin, Nan l'Etat, Nan Marot, Nan Pavillon, Robin, Zoizeau Laine.

Michael Vedrine