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(Kréyòl: Nip)
Country  Haiti
Capital Miragoâne
 - elevation m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 18°26′41″N 73°5′18″W / 18.44472°N 73.08833°W / 18.44472; -73.08833
Area 1,219 km² (471 sq mi)
Population 266,379 (2003)
Density 218.5 /km² (566 /sq mi)
Subdivisions 3 Arrondissements
11 Communes
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) DST (UTC-4)
Area code +509
ISO 3166-2 HT-NI

Nippes is one of the ten departments (French: départments, singular départment) of Haiti.

It is the newest and smallest Haitian department; it was created in 2003 with the eastern part of the Grand'Anse Department. It has an estimated population of 266,379 (2003) and its capital city is Miragoâne.

Nippes has an area of 1,219 km². It is bordered to the south by the Sud Department, to the east by the Ouest Department, to the west by the Grand'Anse Department and to the north by the Gonâve Channel, the southern part of the Gulf of Gonâve.

Harbour Petite Riviere de Nippes Haiti
Harbour of Petite Rivière de Nippes, Haiti

Administrative division

The department is divided into three arrondissements (like districts) and 11 communes (like municipalities). The "arrondissements" and their "communes" are:

  1. Miragoâne
    1. Miragoâne
    2. Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes
    3. Fonds-des-Nègres
    4. Paillant
  2. Anse-à-Veau
    1. Anse-à-Veau
    2. L'Asile
    3. Petit-Trou-de-Nippes
    4. Plaisance-du-Sud
    5. Arnaud
  3. Baradères
    1. Barradères
    2. Grand-Boucan
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