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Haiti - Presidential Palace - Photo by M_Eriksson - CC-BY

*Please note, the Presidential Palace in the above photo was destroyed during the earthquake.

 

Population 2006......................................8,304.504
GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 1800
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)...............14.6
Unemployment....................................................................60%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.1
Labor force (%) ....... 1.8
 

 

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Resources and links about Haiti

Grass runway in the South of Haiti - Photo by M_Eriksson - CC-BY

Total Area..................................................................10,714 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 33
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 64
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................71
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................28
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 39
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................54

Go to Haiti Capital City Port-au-Prince City Profile - To Haiti History

Background Note: Haiti  __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/1982.htm

Country Profile: Haiti __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "A largely mountainous country with a tropical climate, Haiti's location, history and culture, epitomised by voodoo, with its associated music, drumming and dancing, had once made it a potential tourist hot spot. However, instability and violence, especially since the 1980s, have all but killed off this prospect." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1202772.stm

Doing Business in Haiti __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." Starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes and much more. - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=85
 
Economy of Haiti __"Haiti continues to suffer the consequences of the 1991 coup and the irresponsible economic and financial policies of the de facto authorities greatly accelerated Haiti's economic decline. Following the coup, the United States adopted mandatory sanctions, and the OAS instituted voluntary sanctions aimed at restoring constitutional government. " An encyclopedic article about the economy of Haiti along with links to related materials. - from wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Haiti  

Ethnologue report for Haiti __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Haiti. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Haiti

Haiti __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/haiti/ 


 
Haiti __ "Haiti's political strife, poverty and environmental degradation are too well known; this portrait of Hispaniola's mountainous western region is accurate, but incomplete. The modern world's first black-led republic, it boasts a unique culture and an incredible artistic tradition." History, culture, statistics. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/caribbean/haiti/

Haiti __ A good overview of Haiti, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107612.html

Haiti - CIA - The World Factbook __ You will find maps, brief descriptions of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and much more. - From cia.gov - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ha.html

Haiti Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=105&countryName=Haiti

Haiti Country Profile __ "Haiti became the world's first black-led republic and the first independent Caribbean state when it threw off French colonial control and slavery in a series of wars in the early 19th century."  A detailed overview of the country of Haiti. - From bbc.co.uk - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1202772.stm 

Haiti Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural ... __ "Haiti Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, ..." this and more. - illustrated - From photius.com - http://www.photius.com/wfb1999/haiti/haiti_economy.html 



Haiti - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __ Here is an Interactive Factbook about Haiti: Flag, Map, Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications and more. - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/wfb/haiti_geography.html

Haiti: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blhaiti.htm

Haiti - Government and Politics __ A detailed look at the government and history in government of Haiti. - From countrystudies.us - http://countrystudies.us/haiti/64.htm
 
haiti map and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/ht.htm

Haiti Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Haiti. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Central_America/Haiti/

Haiti Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Haiti as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/haiti

Haiti - Travel Photos __ Galleries of annotated photographs of Haiti. - illustrated - From galenfrysinger.com - http://www.galenfrysinger.com/haiti.htm 

The History of the Republic of Haiti __ A collection of click-to-read articles about Haitian history. - From World History Archives - http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/43a/

Maps Of Haiti  __ You will find a wide variety of Haiti map resources. Select Haiti maps from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Haiti/

Pictures of Haiti - Gallery with 86 Haiti pictures __ Quite a few pictures from Haiti but many are of people rather than sights and sites. - illustrated - From traveljournals.net - http://www.traveljournals.net/pictures/haiti/ 

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Haiti __ A good place to begin your study of Haiti. You will find politics, international concerns, culture and tourism information along with plans for the Haitian bicentennial celebrations in 2004. - illustrated - From Embassy of Haiti - http://www.haiti.org/
 

 

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