Nord, officially Department du Nord (English: Department of the North) is one of the ten departments of Haiti. It has an area of 2,106 km² and its capital is Cap-Haïtien. With an estimated 1,067,177 inhabitants in 2015, it is Haiti's third most populous department.

The Northern Department is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the department of the Nord-Est to the east, the Central Department to the south, Artibonite to the southwest and Nord-Ouest Department to the west. The department is named after its location on a compass in relation to Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti and most populous city. Over 60% of the departments's population lives in the Cap-Haïtien metropolitan area, a region influential upon Haitian history, academia, and industry.


Nord, Haiti Departmental Flag

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Location in Haiti

Tres belle haitienne

Woman in Nord, Haiti


Saint-Louis-du-Nord, ND, Haiti

Haiti's Nord Department is the site of the most beautiful and breath-taking coastal cities and towns in the country.

Pont Parois Location Radar (Nord, Haiti)

Pont Parois (Nord, Haiti)


Lodging - Nord, Haiti


The Nord Department encompasses the Plaine du Nord region of northern Haiti. It is the second most densely populated of the 10 departments, after the Ouest.


The department is divided in 7 arrondissements:

  1. L'Acul-du-Nord Arrondissement
  2. Borgne Arrondissement
  3. Cap-Haïtien Arrondissement
  4. Grande-Rivière du Nord Arrondissement
  5. Limbé Arrondissement
  6. Plaisance Arrondissement
  7. Saint-Raphaël Arrondissement


Nord Departmental map


City of Cap-Haïtien



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