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An arrondissement (French pronunciation: [aʁɔ̃dismɑ̃] (About this soundlisten)) is a level of administrative division in Haiti.

As of 2015, the 10 departments of Haiti were divided into 42 arrondissements.[1]

Arrondissements are further divided into communes and communal sections.

The term arrondissement can be roughly translated into English as district.[2] A more etymologically precise, but less allegorical, definition would be encirclements, from the French arrondir, to encircle.[3] Because no single translation adequately conveys the layered sense of the word, the French term is usually used in English writing.

The Arrondissements are listed below, by department:

Arrondissements of Haiti

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  1. ^ "Mars 2015 Population Totale, Population de 18 ans et Plus Menages et Densites Estimes en 2015" (PDF). Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d’Informatique (IHSI). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 November 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  2. ^ André de Laubadère, Jean-Claude Vénézia, Yves Gaudemet, Traité de droit administratif, 12th edition, LGDJ, 1992, vol. 1, nr 168-169
  3. ^ CNRTL - arrondissement (definition)

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