Saint-Louis-du-Nord (Kreyol: Sen Lwi dinò) is a commune in the Saint-Louis du Nord Arrondissement, in the Nord-Ouest department of Haiti. It has 69,592 inhabitants.


Sunrise in St Louis du Nord, Haiti.


Welcome sign


The municipality of Saint Louis of the north successively wore the following names: Les Palmistes, Derouvray and Tire-lire. The City of St. Louis of the North was founded around 1606. The inhabitants of the commune of Saint Louis of the north call Saint-Louisien. The city of St. Louis of the north is a coastal area. Its relief is made up of hills at normal temperature. The municipality of Saint Louis of the North comprises six communal sections and two districts. Four of these sections are coastal areas whose relief consists of either plateau, mountain or plain. The normal climate is the most common. The district of Bonneau is a coastal area whose dominant terrain is the hills, its temperature is considered normal. The district of Guichard is an inland area made up of mountains with a normal climate. This commune extends over an area of 136.72 km2. Its population, estimated in 1998, rises to 52 062 inhabitants.


The local economy is based on growing coffee, cocoa, tobacco, bananas, seafood, yams and fruits.

On the economic and financial level, the municipality is equipped with a gas station, six pharmacies, two photocopying services, three hair salons, two Photo studios and a dry cleaning. It is devoid of a private morgue, a currency exchange and a bank.


Saint-Louis du Nord is split into 2 communal sections, Bonneau and Guichard. Bonneau is home to a new 1.6 mw power plant.


Saint-Louis du Nord


New 1.6 megawatt generator; Bonneau, St-Louis du Nord, Haiti



Most of the streets are gravel both at the city level and in the communal sections. They are in bad shape.


The Ministry of the National Youth and Sports Education is represented in the municipality of Saint Louis of the North by three inspection offices. There are fifteen kindergarten schools, numerous primary schools, ten secondary schools, three technical and vocational schools, nineteen Literacy centres. It is important to note the absence of university and other higher education in this commune.

Healthcare Saint-Louis du Nord is home to the St. Louis du Nord Municipal Hospital

The municipality of Saint Louis of the North has two health centers, five clinics, and two laboratories. The medical staff consists of seven Doctors, two nurses, eleven auxiliary, thirty four certified matrons, five Laboratory technicians and more than fifteen other personnel.


Saint-Louis du Nord, Haiti


The municipality of Saint Louis of the North has six rivers Eight Springs, five ponds and two lagoons. There is no lake. The rivers are used for laundry. The sources are captured and distributed. The ponds have no use. The city of Saint Louis of the North and two Other communal sections (1st and 3rd sections) are electrified by l'EDH by means of electric motor. The frequency of feeding of these areas in electrical energy is not specified.



Thirty-three Temples of all beliefs (except Vodun) are counted in the commune of Saint Louis of the north. The Baptist temples are predominant, then come the Catholic and Adventist temples.


The representation of two political parties is found in the commune of Saint Louis of the north. There are two women's groups, two peasant groups and two Non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It should be noted the absence of popular organization, non-commercial cooperatives, international organization, etc.


The municipality of Saint Louis of the north is equipped with a telephone service and three radio stations located at the level of the city. The print and television press is non-existent.

In terms of leisure, the commune of Saint Louis of the north is deprived of a library, museum, theatre and Cinema, monument and site. There are four night clubs, seven Gaguères, a public square and a Vodun temple.

Saint Louis du Nord MAP


SLN Saint-Louis du Nord 116,350
VLN Ville de Saint Louis du Nord Urban 36,602
QGU Quartier de Guichard Urban 321
QBN Quartier de Bonneau Urban 2,627
RVN 1ère Section Rivière des Nègres Rural section* QGU 11,931 Bellevue, Colo Chambeau, La Colombe, La Galome, Villarseaux.
DRV 2ème Section Derourvay Rural section 10,406 Beaumont, Brunel, Chêne, Dehouvray, La Ressource, Macken, Souffort, Tête Roche, Vertus.
GNG 3ème Section des Granges Rural 16,732 Balantier, Bellevue, Chapelette, Corail, Desgranges, Dos Lamarre, Fortin, La Perrière, Nan Milhomme, Nan Richet, Nan Savane, Rabouin, Saut-Barthe.
RBA 4ème Section Rivière de Barre Rural 18,031 Abricot, Bassin Tournin, Berger, Boucan Chique, Cazal, Chateau, Couro Rochonne, Débaucher, Jean-Clair, Loman, Mapou, Nan Zabricot, Terre Grinnin, Toman.
BNN 5ème Section Bonneau Rural section* QBN 12,342 Bonneau, Bouchereau, Cap Rouge, Cheneau, Fond-Brûlé, Gaspard, Liquette, Mathieu, Méyence, Nan Besoin, Nan Marc, Préto.
BNN 6ème Section Lafaque (Chamoise) Rural 7,358 Baron, Chabotte, Chapelet, Chateau, Chica, Dos Bambou, Dos Bobo, Foloque, Glacis Couro, Guêtre, Mahotière, Pasteur, Tortue.

Michael Vedrine