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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
DemonymHaitian
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialrepublic
 - PresidentMichel Martelly
 - Prime MinisterEvans Paul
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 Hispaniola1822–1844 
 - Second Empire26 August 1849 
 - Republic15 January 1859 
 - from the United States1 August 1934 
 - Current constitution29 March 1987 
Area
 - Total27,750 km2 (140th)
10,714 sq mi
 - Water (%)0.7
Population
 - (July 2014 est.) estimate9,996,731[2] (84th)
 - Density350.27/km2 (32nd)
907.22/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 - TotalUS$18.535 billion[3]
 - Per capitaUS$1,771[3]
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - TotalUS$8.919 billion[3]
 - Per capitaUS$852[3]
Gini (2001)59.2[4]
high
HDI (2013)Steady 0.471[5]
low ·168th
CurrencyHaitian gourde (G) (HTG)
Time zoneEST(UTC−5)
 - Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
Drives on theright
Calling code+509
ISO 3166 codeHT
Internet TLD.ht   .gouv.ht   .edu.ht[6]
Country Comparisons

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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