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Author(s): Biscan, B., Pérez Monforte, S., Schöbitz, L., Kilbride, A.
Published in: 2019
Pages: 44
Publisher: IDB


SFD Report - Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

Cap-Haïtien is located in Haiti, in the Caribbean region. It is Haiti’s second largest city after its capital, Portau-Prince, with an estimated population of 404,766 in 2017 (IDB, 2017). The city of Cap-Haïtien is located within the commune of Cap-Haïtien, which is divided into three communal sections (sections communales), the smallest official administrative unit.

For the SFD graphic, two of the most populous of these three communal sections were used; they were then further disaggregated into three zones, each with three different types of housing. These definitions of the urban space were defined as part of a WASH household survey in 2017 that provides representative data for the SFD graphic.

It is estimated that 28% of the population lives in informal settlements located in flood plains and in hilly parts of the city. Population density ranges between 30,000 and 50,000 people/km2 in these areas.