Where is Haiti?

Located in the Caribbean, Haiti has a 376.00 km border with Dominican Republic (376 km).Since 2004, peacekeepers of the United Nations Stablization Mission in Haiti have assisted in maintaining civil order in Haiti.

Haiti is a North American country covering 27,750.00 km2 of which 0.68% is water and 27,560.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 52nd smallest country in the world and slightly smaller than Maryland. Its geographic coordinates are 19 00 N, 72 25 W and Port-au-Prince is the capital city.

The name Haiti, in native Taino, means "Land of High Mountains".

Its ISO code is HT.


Haiti has a mean elevation of 470 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Caribbean Sea. Its highest elevation is Chaine de la Selle which is 2,680m above tall.

It has a tropical climate which is semiarid in mountainous regions. its terrain is mostly rough and mountainous.


Haiti has a population of 10,485,800 making it the 88th largest in the world. The country's population is evenly distributed throughout.

French is the official language. The major ethnicity reported is black. The majority of the country is Roman Catholic or Protestant Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 509.


Haiti is an independent country. It gained independence from France in 1804. Its constitution was last ratified in 1987.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Haiti's GDP is $19,340,000,000.00 (USD) with $1,800.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 146th largest economy and its citizens the 201st richest in the world. The currency of Haiti is the Gourde (HTG).

Its major export partner is the United States. Its main exports are apparel, manufactures, oils, and cocoa. Its major import partners are the Dominican Republic, the United States and the Netherlands. Its major imports include food, manufactured goods, machinery, and transport equipment.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017