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Map of Haiti showing Sud department.

Sud (English: South, Haitian Creole: Sid) is one of the ten departments (French: départements) of Haiti. It has an area of 2,794 square kilometres (1,079 sq mi) and a population of 745,000 (2002). Its capital is Les Cayes. A large part of the population of Haitians in this department is of mixed race, mulattoes along with other mixtures such as Arabs and East Indians. These southern parts of Haiti are where many resident Europeans descended to during tense political turmoil and, in more recent years, have returned and settled alongside black Haitians (mostly white European men and black Haitian women). Nowadays, this area of the country has become one of the most racially diverse (excluding Port-au-Prince).

The department is divided into five arrondissements:

  1. Aquin Arrondissement
  2. Les Cayes Arrondissement
  3. Les Charbonnières Arrondissement
  4. Les Côteaux Arrondissement
  5. Port-Salut Arrondissement

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Coordinates: 18°12′N 73°45′W / 18.2°N 73.75°W / 18.2; -73.75

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