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Haiti Fast Facts

Haiti Fast Facts

Official Name: Republic of Haïti
Local long form: Republique d’Haiti/Repiblik d Ayiti
Motto: L’Union Fait La Force (French, “Unity Makes Strength”).
National Bird: Hispaniolan Trogon
National Flower: Hibiscus

Population:  10,110,019 (July 2015)
Capital: Port-au-Prince (Largest city)
Area Code: 509
Currency: Gourde

Current President: Jocelerme Privert ( Until April 24th, 2016)
Prime Minister: Evans Paul

Independence: January 1st, 1804 (from France)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 1 January (1804)
National Anthem: “La Dessalinienne” (The Dessalines Song)

Nationality: Haitian
Languages: French (official), Creole (official)
Ethnicity: Black (95%) Mulatto and White (5%) notes: Haitian constitution specifies:
( All Citizens must be known as “Black” regardless of skin color)
Religion: Roman Catholic (official) 54.7%, Protestant 28.5% (Baptist 15.4%, Pentecostal 7.9%, Adventist 3%, Methodist 1.5%, other .7%), voodoo (official) 2.1%, other 4.6%, none 10.2%
note: many Haitians practice elements of voodoo in addition to another religion, most often Roman Catholicism; voodoo was recognized as an official religion in 2003

Geography: shares the island of Hispaniola with Dominican Republic (western one-third is Haiti, eastern two-thirds is the Dominican Republic)
Location:Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic
Natural Resources: bauxite, copper, calcium carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower, arable land

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