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Jérémie

Jeremi
Jérémie (2007)
Jérémie (2007)
CountryFlag of Haiti.svg Haiti
DepartmentGrand'Anse
ArrondissementJérémie
Government
 • MayorRonald Étienne
Population
 (2003)
 • Metro
31,000
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
Cathedral of Jérémie (2006)
Centre of Jérémie (2006)
Jérémie (2007)
Jérémie (2007)
Centre of Jérémie (2007)

Jérémie (Jeremi in Kréyòl) is the capital city of the department of Grand'Anse, in Haiti, with a population of about 31,000 (2003 census). It is almost isolated from the rest of the country. The Grande-Anse River flows near the city.

In 1964, during the Jérémie Vespers, 27 people[1] were massacred in Jérémie by the Haïtian army and the Tonton Macoutes.

Jérémie is also called the city of the poets because of the numerous writers, poets, and historians born there, such as Etzer Vilaire and Emile Roumer.

The author Alexandre Dumas, père's father, General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, was born in Jérémie.

It was the birthplace of the late Archbishop of Port-au-Prince, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot, who was killed in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

In the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, a food aide convoy transporting aide delivered to Jérémie Airport through Jérémie, encountered a hijacking attempt by 20 men, on Saturday 30 January 2010.[2] Medical supplies have also been airlifted through the airport, due to the increase in medical need from injured refugees arriving in the wake of the quake.[3]

Facilities

The city has an airport, Jérémie Airport.

References

  1. "Bain de Sang", by 'Albert D. Chasagne'
  2. Newser, "Food convoy attacked by armed group in Haiti; UN warns of volatile security situation", Paisley Doods, 2 February 2010 (accessed 3 February 2010)
  3. New York Times, "Volunteers Fly Supplies Into Hard-to-Reach Areas", Shaila Dewan, 4 February 2010 (accessed 4 February 2010)


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