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Haiti

Haiti The Dominican Republic and Haiti are neigbours at this little island in the Caribbean Sea. Port-au-Prince is the capital city, very populated, full of life. Visit the Cathedrals, the museum of Haitian art enjoy the city and nightlife. Going away from the city you will find a more laid back atmosphere in the mountains covered by rainforest. Find pools joined by waterfalls or sunny beaches, depending what you find most relaxing and exiting.

Area: 27.707 Km²
Population: 6.965.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 251 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Port-au-Prince (1.461.000 pop.)
Major cities: Cap-Haïtien 80.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Black 90%, Mulatto 9%, White 1%
Border countries: Dominican Republic EAST

Principal mountains: Pic La Selle 2674 m
Principal rivers: Artibonite 170 Km
Principal lakes: Étang Saumâtre 170 Km²
Principal islands: Hispaniola 76.200 Km² (total, with dominican part), Ile de la Gonâve 658 Km²
Climate: Tropical

Language: French (official), Creole
Religion: Catholic 80%, Protestant 10%, Voodoo
Currency: Gourde (HTG)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 2/1, 7/4, 14/4, 18/5, 22/5, 15/8, 8/10, 17/10, 24/10, 1/11/, 2/11, 18/11, 5/12, 25/12
Dialling code: 00509
GMT: -5

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