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Capital : Port-au-Prince
Language :  French
Currency :  Haitian gourde
Population : 11 078 033
Area : 27750 km2

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Haiti facts

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the first Sunday in November.

2. The national top-level domain is .ht . There are over 2,560 websites with this extension.

3. The most popular pages with the .ht extension are: p.ht, google.ht and v.ht.

4. In this country there are more than 4 266 km of paved roads (0,01% of all roads in the world).

5. The country has 14 airports, 4 of the paved surface.

6. Haiti is a center of drug trafficking, especially cocaine distributed in South and Central America, Europe and the United States.

7. Full name of the country – Republic of Haiti.

8. Political system, republic.

9. About 9 million people live in this country.


Geography in Haiti

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1. It is the most mountainous country in the Caribbean.

2. Haiti is one of the most deforested nations in the world.

3. Haiti borders with such countries as: Dominican Republic 360 km.

4. On January 12, 2010, there was an earthquake that killed over 160,000 people,

5. The country is 11 times smaller than Poland.

6. The longest river is the Artibonite with a length of 236 km.

7. The highest peak is Pic la Selle, 2680 m above sea level.

8. There are 17700 km2 of agricultural land in Haiti (64% of the country).

9. Fonds-Verrettes is the highest town in the country.

10. 1034 km2 of the country is covered by forests (3.8%)

11. There is no railway in Haiti.

73. The nearest capital in a straight line from Port-au-Prince is Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) – 253 km.

74. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Port-au-Prince is Jakarta (Indonesia) – 18636 km.


Finance in Haiti

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1. The minimum wage varies from 125 gourde per day to 300 gourde per day depending on the profession (data from 2014).

2. The level of inflation in 2018 is 13%.

3. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 9 418,000,000 (PLN 40,309,040,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 8,410,000,000 (PLN 35,944,800,000).

4. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 26.7% of GDP, which is about: $ 2 514 606 000 (PLN 10 762 513 680),
2018 year was 32.6 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 2 741 660 000 (PLN 11 734 304 800). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 251 (PLN 1,075).

5. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 1,366,000,000 .

6. The country has over $1,355,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.011% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

7. Haiti has 1,800 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Haiti

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1. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

2. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 203 days.

3. The last death penalty was carried out in 1972.


Education in Haiti

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 6 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 67.

4. Only 10% of all Haitian children can learn in primary school and go to high school.

5. In this country there are 39.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 4,288,345 people).

6. Only 53% of people can read and write.


Work in Haiti

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1. The minimum wage varies from 125 gourde per day to 300 gourde per day depending on the profession (data from 2014).

2. The unemployment rate is 14% (data from 2018).

3. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 203 days.

4. The work week is 48 hours.

5. The average Haitian earns less than $3 a day.


Best in Haiti

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1. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

2. It is the most mountainous country in the Caribbean.

3. Haiti is one of the most deforested nations in the world.

4. The longest river is the Artibonite with a length of 236 km.

5. The highest peak is Pic la Selle, 2680 m above sea level.

6. Fonds-Verrettes is the highest town in the country.

7. The lowest temperature: 1 °C was measured at Fort des Pins.

8. The highest temperature: 39.4 °C was measured at Port au Prince.


Society in Haiti

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1. In Haiti, an average adult consumes about 6.4 liters of pure alcohol a year.

2. The most drinks are spirit – 99.6%, then beer – 0.2%, and wine – 0.2%.

3. 58% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 6,330,000 people).

4. 71% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

5. The average IQ level is 67.

6. The descendants of African slaves account for 95% of the population of Haiti.

7. Over 40% of the population is under 14 years of age.

8. In this country, women having their first child on average 22.7 years old.

9. On average, a woman gives birth to 2.7 children.

10. In this country, over 1 217 000 (2015) 1 308 290 (2018) people have access to internet (about 12% of the population).

11. Around 1,000,000 (2015) 1,300,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

12. The population density is 322 people / km².

13. The main religion is Catholicism, 61%.

14. The average age of people living in this country is 22.5 years.

15. In this country there are around:
3,687,000 people (33.28%) in the age range 0-14 years.
6,927,000 people (62.53%) in the age range 15-64 .
464 200 people (4.19%) over 65 years old.

16. In this country, about 247,000 children are born each year (2.2% of the population), and about 86,800 people die (0.8% of the population).

17. 6 people in 1000 possess firearms.

18. 37% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

19. Over 10% of Haitian children die before the age of five.

20. 80% of Haitians live below the poverty threshold and 54% in extreme poverty. The average annual income is 480 $.

21. Less than 5 people in 1000 have a car.

22. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 8 cigarettes a month.

23. The average life expectancy in this country is 61 years (women – 62 years and men – 59.9 years).


Symbols of Haiti

1. The national alcohol is rum Barbancourt.

2. The motto of the country – “Unity makes strength.”


Sport in Haiti

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1. The traditional sport is the fight of cocks.


History of Haiti

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1. The island of Haiti until the 19th century was called Hispaniola.

2. On January 12, 2010, there was an earthquake that killed over 160,000 people,

3. Independence from France was obtained on January 1, 1804.

4. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1950.

5. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

6. In 1802, after the death of the revolutionary leader Toussaint L’Ouvertura, his chief lieutenant Jean-Jacques Dessalines proclaimed himself the first emperor of Haiti and ordered most white people killed in the country.

7. In the eighteenth century, Haitians developed complicated tables of genetic origin, dividing mulattoes into more than one hundred shades of black and white.


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What is the highest peak in Haiti?

The highest peak in Haiti is Pic la Selle (2680 m above sea level).

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What is the largest river in Haiti?

The largest river in Haiti is Artibonite with a length of 236 km.

answer: Marta


What Haiti has national colors?

National colors: blue and red.

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What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is rum Barbancourt.

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What is the national sport?

National football is football.

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Which countries borders Haiti?

Haiti borders with such countries as: Dominican Republic 360 km.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 22.5 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage varies from 125 gourde per day to 300 gourde per day depending on the profession (data from 2014).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Haiti?

The population density is 402 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

The motto of the country – “Unity makes strength.”

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 39.4 ° C was measured at Port au Prince.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: 1 ° C was measured at Fort des Pins.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 16.

answer: Marta