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Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it’s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti's landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact. These include Citadelle la Ferrière, a mountaintop fortress, and the nearby ruins of Sans-Souci Palace, the baroque former royal home of King Henry I.

Languages: French (official), Creole (official)

Ethnic Groups: Black 95%, Mulatto and white 5%

Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16% (Baptist 10%, Pentecostal 4%, Adventist 1%, other 1%), none 1%, other 3%

Demographics:

Population: 10.5 million people (World Rank: 84th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 989 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 35th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.29 %/yr (World Rank: 99th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 63.1 years (World Rank: 189th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 21.5 years (World Rank: 139th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Haiti
Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Haiti

Haiti - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Haiti
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Haiti - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Haiti
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Tourism:
Travel Info for Haiti
from travelnotes.org

Dangers of Traveling to Haiti

Language Resources:

Study in Haiti

Goverment Related:

Haitin Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Haitian Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.


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