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Haiti

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

REGION
Caribbean
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Dominican Republic (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Caribbean Sea (West)
TOTAL AREA
27,750 km2 (97.3% land, 0.7% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Bauxite
Copper
Calcium carbonate
Gold
Marble
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Floods
Hurricanes
Earthquakes
Droughts
DEMONYM
Haitian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Black (95%)
Mulatto (5%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
French
Haitian Creole
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (54.7%)
Protestant (28.5%)
Atheist (10.2%)
Other (4.6%)
Voodoo (2.1%)
POPULATION
10,485,800
LARGEST CITY
Port-au-Prince (1,234,742)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Carrefour (442,156)
Delmas (382,920)
Petionville (283,052)
Port-de-Paix (250,000)
Croix des Bouquets (229,127)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Jocelerme Privert
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
10 Departments
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
1 January 1804 (from France)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Hispaniolan trogon
NATIONAL ANTHEM
La Dessalinienne
GDP PER CAPITA
$1,800 (USD)
CURRENCY
G (Gourde)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = G64.56
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ht
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+509

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.

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