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CountryFlag of Haiti.svg Haiti
 • Total89.8 km2 (34.7 sq mi)
16 m (52 ft)
 (7 August 2003)[1]
 • Total25,947
 • Density288.9/km2 (748/sq mi)

Gressier (Creole: Gresye) is a municipality in the Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, in the Ouest Department of Haiti. It has 25,947 inhabitants.

2010 7.0 earthquake

A UN assessment team estimated that 40 to 50 per cent of the buildings in Gressier were destroyed in the 12 January 2010 earthquake.[2] The "court of the peace" building was destroyed in the tremblor.[3]

Japanese troops will be deploying to Gressier and the surrounding region, in February. The troops, 350, will be mostly engineers, to help with demolition and reconstruction, with some earthquake building experts to examine structures. The first 160 troops are leaving for Haiti on 6 February 2010.[4]


  1. Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI)
  2. ABC News, 'Haiti Disaster Like "No Other"', AFP, Lisa Millar, 17 January 2010 (accessed 17 January 2010)
  3. (French) Metropole Haiti, "Le système judiciaire paralysé trois semaines après le séisme", LLM, 5 February 2010 (accessed 6 February 2010)
  4. "Japanese Cabinet oks plan to dispatch SDF to quake-hit Haiti", NNN-Kyodo, 6 February 2010 (accessed 6 February 2010)

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