Dessalines  The arrondissement contains four communes: the city of Dessalines, Desdunes, Grande Saline, and Petite Rivière de l’Artibonite
Population*:  250,000 (Source:
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 19.2833Longitude: -72.5 Elevation: 159 metersTime Zone: Same as Port-au-Prince

Alternative name: Marchand or Marchand-Dessalines


  The town of Dessalines is located on Road 112 (a loop) off Hwy. 1 between Gonaives to the north and Saint Marc to the south. Near the base of a mountain range
Transportation, Infrastructure and Road Conditions: the town of Dessalines is about 25 km from Gonaives Dessalines is about 90 miles north of Port-au-Prince
Medical Locations: Dessalines Hospital, officially known in Haiti as Claire Heureuse Hospital Location: City of Dessalines, 50 beds, Surgical, Pediatric, Obstetrical and General medical services  
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General Information & Updates Dessalines is an arrondissement (county) in the Artibonite Department of Haiti, a native French-speaking country. The arrondissement is named after its main city, Dessalines. The arrondissement contains four communes: the city of Dessalines, Desdunes, Grande Saline, and Petite Rivière de l’Artibonite. It is rice-growing country.(Source: Wikipedia)

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