- Haiti is an independent nation, occupying the western third of the island of Hispaniola between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean.
- It shares one border with Dominican Republic to the east, whilst its nearest countries are Turks and Caicos Islands to the north, Jamaica to the west and Cuba to the north west.
- The international dialling code for Haiti is +509
- The coordinates for Haiti are 18.5333° N, 72.3333°
- The terrain here is mostly rough and mountainous, with lots of beautiful sandy beaches to explore!
Flag of Haiti
- In fact, Haiti is the most mountainous country in the Caribbean!
- The total land area of Haiti is 10,714 square miles (27,750 square kilometres).
- Haiti’s population was 10.98 million in 2017.
- The capital is Port-au-Prince which covers an area of 13.92 square miles (36.04 square kilometres) and has a population of 2,618,894 (2019).
- The average life span here is 63.33 years (2016)
- The residents of Haiti enjoy a tropical climate, with the climate changing to semi-arid in the east where mountains hinder trade winds.
- French and Haitian Creole are the official languages of Haiti.
- Haiti and Canada are the only two independent nations in the Americas to have French as a national language!
- Despite having an impressive 14 airports, only 4 have paved runways!
- It is unusual to own a car in Haiti and there are no trains; instead, most Haitans travel in buses called ‘Taptaps’!
Island of Labadee, Haiti,
- So that you can sip your rum upon a stunning sandy beach, remember to exchange your GBP for Haitian Gourde, the official currency of Haiti.
- Haiti grows coffee, sugarcane, rice and mangoes and produces timber. Strong authentic coffee and fresh juicy mangoes for breakfast… delicious!
- Its industry consists of tourism, sugar refining, textiles, cement and flour milling.
- Haiti also exports coffee, oils and cocoa.
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