Sud is one of the ten departments of Haiti. It has an area of 2,794square kilometres (1,079sq.mi) . Its capital is Les Cayes. These southern parts of Haiti are where many resident Europeans descended to during tense political turmoil and, in more recent years, have returned and settled alongside black Haitians (mostly white European men and black Haitian women). Nowadays, this area of the country has become one of the most racially diverse (excluding Port-au-Prince).