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Where is Haiti?

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Where is Haiti
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Where is Haiti Located?

Haiti location map that Haiti is an island country located in the Caribbean Sea where it is part of Greater Antillean archipelago.

As given on the Haiti map, the island Hispaniola houses two countries i.e. Haiti and Dominican Republic. Haiti occupies the western part of the Island.

In comparison to other neighbor countries, Haiti has unique historical, regional, and ethno-linguistic position due to some of the significant reasons. Surprisingly, Haiti is one of the first independent countries in the region of Latin America; it got its independence in the year 1804 which was the result of successful slave revolution. Not only this, it is also the first black-led republic in the world. Lastly, Haiti is the only nation that chiefly Francophone independent nation in America; (the only exception is Canada).

The government type of Haiti is a semi-presidential republic featured with a multiparty system. In Haiti, the President is head of state elected directly by popular elections. The Prime Minister is chosen from the majority party in the National Assembly and appointed by the President acts as head of state. Likewise, the President and Prime Minister together exercise the political power.

Unfortunately, Haiti is very much vulnerable region because it faces major natural disasters time to time. In the year 2010, Earthquake measuring 7.0 magnitudes ruined Port-au-Prince the capital city.

Economically, Haiti is very poor and its GDP is one of the lowest GDPs among American countries. However, largely its economy depends upon the agricultural produce and some of the little reserve of natural resources including bauxite, copper, gold, marble, calcium carbonate, and hydropower. Besides, Mangoes and coffee are two most important exports that generate revenue for the country.

Quick Facts
Continent North America
Where is Located Haiti is a country located in the Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Coordinates 18.9411?° N, 72.7034?° W
Capital Port-au-Prince
Largest City Port-au-Prince
Neighboring Countries Dominican Republic
Administrative divisions10 departments
Area 27,750 sq km (10,714 sq miles)
Population9,801,664 (July 2012 est.)
Official Language Haitian Creole French, French
Currency Gourde (HTG)
ISO Alpha-2 CodeHT
ISO Alpha-3 Code HTI
ISO Numeric Code332
GDP $12.942 billion 2012 estimate
Calling code 509
Time Zone EST (UTC-5)
Internet TLD .ht