Kreyol: Ti Rivyè de Nip) is a commune of the Miragoâne Arrondissement, located in the Nippes Department of Haiti. The population was 28,533 at the 2015 census. The town is located on the north coast of the Tiburon Peninsula. Its nearby cities are Miragoâne and Petit-Trou-de-Nippes and it also lies next to the Gulf of Gonâve shoreline. Their proximity to the sea offers a great resource to the people.
It is also well known that the sailors who went to Grand’Anse spotted their position from the coconut trees of the Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes. City of the great poet Alcibiades Fleury-Battier and that of the late Renan Jean-Louis nicknamed “Capten Méteo”, it has its boss (patron) saint as Saint-Antoine.
Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes is located at 18.4759° N, 73.2338° W. According to the IHSI, this commune has a total land area of 93.70 square kilometers (36.18 square miles), of which 48.98 km² (52%) is rural, 43.02 km² (46%) is suburban, and 1.70 km² (2%) is urban. It is bordered on the southeast by the city of Miragoâne, on the south by the town of Paillant, and on the west by the city of Anse-à-Veau. The commune of Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes is divided in four communal sections and a district: Silègue, Fonds des Lianes, Cholotte, Bézin, and the district of Charlier. Its topography consists of plains and its climate is considered tropical.
To the north of Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes lies an arm of La Gonâve Canal along the town’s harbor. The coast where the bulk of the population lives. It is a superb plain which grows banana, mango, and breadfruit. The area was once renowned for its coconut trees, largely replaced by coastal development. The central part of the town is dominated by hills and valleys. The south mainly consists of the foothills of the Tiburon Peninsula mountain range.
1ère Section Fond des Lianes
Lapaix, Marien, Rimasse, Salagnac.
2ème Section Chaulette
Ca Comte, Cholet, Teinturier.
3ème Section Silègue
Bellevue, Bizarre, Chanterelle, Dupuy, La Rate, Marbial, Nan Casse, Nan Saut, Saint-Marc, Sillegue, Trou Zombi.
4ème Section Bézin
Bezin, Bon Dos, Boue, Ca Matisse, Corail, Magasin, Mapou, Reynolds Terminals.