Originally part of Jaragua, Southern Haiti is known to be the most laid-back region of the country, home to its Caribbean coast, remote beach towns, both of the country's only two national parks, and the popular tourist spot of Jacmel.
Southern Haiti's western half, the Sud Department, ranks 5th in land area and is the third most populated department in Haiti with 627, 311 inhabitants (2003 estimate).
The department is divided into 5 arrondissements:
- Aquin Arrondissement
- Les Cayes Arrondissement
- Les Chardonnières Arrondissement
- Les Côteaux Arrondissement
- Port-Salut Arrondissement----
Sud has an area of 1,079 square miles (2,794 sq km) and is slightly smaller than Rhode Island. It is the 5th largest province and has the third highest population.
Physical regions of Sud
Sud possesses a variety of within its borders
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