Official English Name: Republic of Haiti
Official Local Name(s): République d’Haïti (French)
Repiblik d’Ayiti (Hatian Creole)
Common English Name: Haiti
Capital: Port-au-Prince

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Official Language(s)

French, Haitian Creole
Secondary Languages:

Resources

Bauxite, Copper, Calcium carbonate, Gold, Marble, Hydropower

Neighbors

Dominican Republic (East)

Ethnic groups

Black (95%), Mulatto (5%)

People

Est. Population:

10,485,800

Demonym:

Haitian

Religions:

Roman Catholic (54.7%)
Protestant (28.5%)
Atheist (10.2%)
Other (4.6%)
Voodoo (2.1%)

Largest City:

Port-au-Prince (1,234,742)

Other Cities:

Carrefour (442,156)
Delmas (382,920)
Petionville (283,052)
Port-de-Paix (250,000)
Croix des Bouquets (229,127)

Geography

Region:

Caribbean

Bodies of Water:

Caribbean Sea (West)

Total Area:

27,750 km2 (97.3% land, 0.7% water)

Total Land:

376 km

Total Coastline:

1,771 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Mostly rough
Mountainous

Highest Point

Chaîne de la Selle (2,680 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Flooding
Hurricanes
Earthquakes
Droughts

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Jovenel Moïse

Head of Government:

Prime Ministet Jean Henry Ceant

Admin. Divisions

10 Departments

Independence:

1 January 1804 (from France)

Nat'l Symbol:

Hispaniolan trogon

Nat'l Anthem:

La Dessalinienne

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$1,800 (USD)

Currency

G (Gourde)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = G (Gourde)67.48

Communication

Internet Code

.ht

Telephone Code

+509

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Cultural Notes

It is considered disrespectful to enter a household and not greet the elders.
Excusing yourself from mealtime is considered rude as eating is considered a social activity.
Pointing is rude and offensive.
At restaurants, the person who extended the invitation pays the bill, unless the person is a woman.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ha.html (Majority of information)
http://www.clinecenter.illinois.edu/research/CREG/ethnicity/Haiti-ethnicity.pdf (Ethnic data)
http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/haiti-population/cities/ (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 7 November 2016