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%
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
Travel Info for Haiti
in Washington D.C.
Haitian Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.