• Officially: Republic of Haiti
  • Capital: Port-au-Prince

Facts

  • Population: 10.2 million
  • Languages: Creole, French
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 61 years (men), 64 years (women)
  • Currency: gourde

Geography

  • Area: 27,750 sq km (10,714 sq miles)
  • Haiti is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to the east.
    • The 2010 earthquake killed more than 200,000 and caused extensive damage to infrastructure and the economy.

Notes

  • Haiti is a former French colony
  • Chronic instability, dictatorships, natural disasters have lead Haiti to being the poorest nation in all the Americas.

Overlanding

  • The island is accessible by sea or air.

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