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Republic of Haiti
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: 
"Liberté, égalité, fraternité" (French) [1]
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"
Motto on traditional coat of arms:
"L'union fait la force" (French)
"Union makes strength"
Anthem: La Dessalinienne  (French)
The Dessalines Song
Capital
and largest city
Port-au-Prince
18°32′N72°20′W / 18.533°N 72.333°W / 18.533; -72.333
Official languages
Ethnic groups95% Black
5% Mulatto, White[2]
DemonymHaitian
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialrepublic
 • PresidentJocelerme Privert (Acting)
 • Prime MinisterEnex Jean-Charles
LegislatureParliament
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseChamber of Deputies
Independence from France
 • Declared1 January 1804 
 • Recognized17 April 1825 
 • First Empire22 September 1804 
 • Southern Republic9 March 1806 
 • Northern State17 October 1806 
 • Kingdom28 March 1811 
 • Unification of Hispaniola9 February 1822 
 • Dissolution27 February 1844 
 • Second Empire26 August 1849 
 • Republic15 January 1859 
 • Current constitution29 March 1987 
Area
 • Total27,750 km2 (140th)
10,714 sq mi
 • Water (%)0.7
Population
 • 2015 estimate10,604,000[3] (85th)
 • Density382/km2 (32nd)
989.7/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • TotalUS$19.871 billion[4]
 • Per capitaUS$1,849[4]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • TotalUS$8.924 billion[4]
 • Per capitaUS$830[4]
Gini (2012)60.8[5]
very high
HDI (2014)Steady 0.483[6]
low ·163th
CurrencyHaitian gourde (G) (HTG)
Time zoneEST(UTC−5)
Drives on theright
Calling code+509
ISO 3166 codeHT
Internet TLD.ht   .gouv.ht   .edu.ht[7]
Country Comparisons

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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