Jérémie is located in the Jérémie Arrondissement in Haiti and is the main city of the Grand'Anse region. It was founded in 1756. Navassa Island is located around 40 nautical miles to the west of the city.

Jeremie, GA, Haiti

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Location in Haiti

Jérémie is the capital and largest city of the Grand Anse Department. Located on the northwest coast of the Tiburon Peninsula, it is the centre of economics, culture and politics of Grand'Anse, with a regional population of 238,213 as of 2015.

Jérémie's business opportunities, as well as its proximity to major international shipping lanes, has historically attracted migrants characterized by European and African heritage, combining many communities and cultures.

Established in the 18th century as Trou Jérémié, the city became an important trading port and market for various produce like logwood, cacao, hides, coffee, mangoes, bananas and sugarcane obtained from the fertile countryside areas. It became the capital of the Grand'Anse Department in 1760. As per 2015 census, population of the place has been around 130,000 people, making it Haiti's 5th most populous state capital and 12th most populous city. As compared to the rest of Haiti, it is relatively isolated. It is divided into the Basse Ville Downtown and Haute Ville Uptown, namely the commercial center and the residential section. In the residential section you get to see quaint green and pink cottages.

It has two quarters and nine communal sections. The city, the first and the ninth communal sections are coastal, while the neighborhoods and other sections of the municipality are considered interior areas. The dominant relief of the commune of Jérémie is the plains and its climate is normal. Its inhabitants bear the name of Jeremien.


Year Population +/-
1890 15,000
1982 66,046
1998 95,144 +44%
2004 100,000 +5%
2009 122,149 22%
2014 134,317 10%
2015 102,567 -23%

Jérémie, Haiti


Downtown Jérémie

For an area of 2.87 km2 (1.1 Sq mi), Jérémie's urban section, or Downtown has a density estimated at 14,769 per km2 (38,535 inhabitants per square mile).

Communal Sections

JER Jérémie 134,317 102,567
VJE Ville de Jérémie 42,388

Jeremie urban area

QLN Quartier de Léon 1,131
QME Quartier de Marfranc
Separated from Jérémie in 2015; became the independent commune of Marfranc.
BVD 1ère Section Basse Voldrogue 6,512
HVD 2ème Section Haute Voldrogue 10,978
HGU 3ème Section Haute Guinaudée 20,580
BGU 4ème Section Basse Guinaudée 9,524
RCL 5eme Section Ravine à Charles
Separated from Jérémie in 2015; now part of the Marfranc commune.
ILB 6eme Section Îles Blanches
Separated from Jérémie in 2015; now part of the Marfranc commune.
MAF 7eme Section Marfranc ou Grande Rivière
Separated from Jérémie in 2015; now part of the Marfranc commune.
FRD 8eme Section Fond Rouge Dahere 3,937
FRT 9eme Section Fond Rouge Torbeck 7,517


Dumas Square

The 1954 a hurricane had destroyed the Jeremie town badly sending it to a decline. The port was closed by Duvalier in 1964 since the locals opposed his regime. In Jérémie , around 27 people were massacred by the Tonton Macoutes and the Haitian army, during the Jérémie Vespers in the year 1964. The roads are not in good condition and are expected to be constructed with the grant now being made available to Jérémie.

Cite de poetes

The City Of PoetsEdit

Numerous historians, writers as well as poets were born in Jérémie city and hence it is termed as the city of poets. Prominent writers such as Etzer Vilaire and Emile Roumer were born here. General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, the father of Alexandre Dumas Pere a historic novelist, was born in Jérémie. Very close to the city, flows the Grand-Anse River.


In terms of economic and financial infrastructure, the municipality has four hotels, a pension, several restaurants, several reception centers, a bank, three credit unions and seven marketing co-operatives. As for commercial establishments, the town has a dozen large shops, a super market, six construction materials, two depots and over 50 food supply centers.



Road next to the Jeremie Airport


The Ministry of Education of Youth and Sports has been represented for six years in the municipality by the Departmental Direction of the Grand Anse. Two (Kindergarden, numerous primary schools (including preschool), twenty four secondary schools, six technical and vocational schools, sixteen literacy centers, one university and six other higher schools have been inventoried in the commune.


The Ministry of Public Health and population has been represented for over six years in the municipality by the Departmental Health Bureau of Grand Anse. The commune has a hospital, two dispensaries, an asylum and two health centers without a bed. The medical staff is composed of several doctors (graduates and trainees), dentists, numerous nurses, auxiliaries, certified matrons, laboratory technicians and other health workers.


With respect to water resources, the city of Jérémie has three rivers, ten springs of which four are collected and distributed. In addition, it has four ponds, three wells (single bore) and public fountains with over 20 taps. Regarding electricity and communication, the city of Jeremie is electrified by a generator of a power equal to 900 kw, under the direction of the Electricity of Haiti.



Fifty-one Catholic churches (including chapels), eleven Baptist churches, six Adventist churches, six Churches of God, eighteen, Wesleyan churches, a Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witness, and twenty-seven other churches (Mission by Faith, Lutheran Philadelphia, Church of God of Salem, Prophecy etc.) were listed in the commune.


Telephone service is provided by a staff of over thirty employees. The number of lines is more than a thousand. Apart from the postal office that exists in the town, there is the Express Mail Service (EMS) which also ensures the distribution of mail in the area. There are two radio stations but, there is no television station, nor newspaper / magazine in the commune.


As Leisure, the municipality of Jérémie has three libraries, a theater and a cinema room. There are also eleven football (soccer) fields, four other sports fields such as volleyball, basketball and tennis. In addition, seven night clubs, twelve gaguerres and three public places complete the list of entertainment venues in the town. In terms of cultural heritage, the town has a number of sites (natural, colonial and historical). It should also be noted that Jérémie has seen the birth of several poets who have marked the history of Haitian literature, for example: Etzer Vilaire, Emile Roumer, Jean Brierre, and René Philoctète. It is also the native town of President François D. Légitime, the lawyer Linstant de Pradines and the politician Calisthenes Fouchard

Jeremie MAP

Communal map of Jérémie, Haiti


JER Jérémie 134,317 102,567
VJE Ville de Jérémie Urban 42,388
QLN Quartier de Léon Urban 1,131
QME Quartier de Marfranc Urban 3,278 Separated from Jérémie in 2015; became the independent commune of Marfranc.
BVD 1ère Section Basse-Voldrogue Rural 6,512 Beaudrouin, Betrouze, Carrefour Canot, Citadelle, Colimon, Cyrac, Deschamps, Léger, Marcel, Nan Salès, Ti Place, Verger
HVD 2ème Section Haute Voldrogue Rural section 10,978 Crochu, Croix-Chérie, Domingo, Jacquet, Laforêt, Latique, Léxi, Marcel, Marché-Léon, Poly, Rampe-des-Lions, Sauvé, Ti Folie
HGU 3ème Section Haute Guinaudée Rural 20,580 Bouquette, Boyer, Deslions, Duranton, Gatineau, Janvier, La Ferme, Lifran, Lormon, Martillet, Prévilé, Sincao, St Jean
BGU 4ème Section Basse Guinaudée Rural 9,524 Beaumont, Brière, Duchène, Duranton, Fourcan, La Bastille, La Saline, Latibolière, Plaine-Mille, Rangeard
RCL 5eme Section Ravine à Charles Rural 10,995 Separated from Jérémie in 2015; now part of Marfranc commune.
Bellevue, Campagne, Didon, Fraise, Imbert, Obère, Palmiste, Pinquière, Piton, Plaine-Charles, Quiton, Théophile
ILB 6eme Section Îles Blanches Rural 10,978 Separated from Jérémie in 2015; now part of Marfranc commune.
Bonhomme, Coury, Fouache, Grand-Dolle, Lory, Nan Plic, Plaine-Coton, Ponce
MAF 7eme Section Marfranc (or Grande Rivière) Rural section 4,846 Separated from Jérémie in 2015; now part of Marfranc commune.
Beaucalin, Buvette, Coques-Hudor, Décade, Des Bourrys, Fond-Marguerit, Léopold, Marfran, Méry, Plaine-Gélin, Sainte-Hélene, Tessier, Testas
FRD 8eme Section Fond-Rouge-Dahère Rural section 3,937 Duverger, La Foret, La Source, Mahotière, Mayette, Nan Cimite, Place-Nègre, Plaine-Fond-Rouge, Platon, Rochasse, Sainte-Hélène, Versailles
FRT 9eme Section Fond-Rouge-Torbeck Rural section 7,517 Bellevue, Bicher, Borde, Carrefour Caton, Carrefour Prince, Carrefour Sanon, Débarasse, Débocher, Fond-Rouge, Jérémie, Laferney, Martino, Nan Banbou, Nan Borde, Plaine Numéro 2, Ravine-Sable, Ray-Sable


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