GEC Update 17, dated 2014-09-30, adds the names of the provinces in Haitian Creole.
Haiti observed daylight saving time off and on, starting in 1983. As of 2012, it's on again.
Nippes department was created in 2003. It was given its codes in FIPS 10-4 Change Notice 11, dated 2006-07-11, and the second edition of ISO 3166-2, dated 2007-12-15.
Haiti has been an independent country for the whole of the 20th century, in theory. In actuality, it was under the control of U.S. marines from 1915 to 1934.
Carib, either haiti: mountainous land, or jhaiti: nest
Haiti is divided into ten départements (departments).
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Haiti uses four-digit postal codes, always prefixed with "HT". The first digit represents the department; the first two, the arrondissement; the first three, the commune.
See the Arrondissements of Haiti page.
The departments are subdivided into arrondissements, which are further subdivided into communes, which in turn are divided into sections communales (communal sections).
The UN LOCODE page for Haiti lists locations in the country, some of them with their latitudes and longitudes, some with their ISO 3166-2 codes for their subdivisions. This information can be put together to approximate the territorial extent of subdivisions.
1962: Haiti reorganized from five departments to nine. Apparently this reorganization was passed into law in 1962, but not implemented until around 1980. Here are data for the old departments:
2003-09-04: Nippes department split from Grand' Anse (former FIPS code
HA08, HASC code
HT.GA). It consists of the arrondissements of Miragoâne and l'Anse-à-Veau, and the new
arrondissement of Baradères.
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