flag Haiti Haiti: Introduction

Capital: Port-au-Prince


Total Population: 11,584,996
Natural Increase: 1.2%
Density: 415 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 58.8%
Ethnic Origins: A large part of the Haitian population is of Sub-Saharan African origin, while the remaining part is made up of people of European and East Asian origins.
Official Language: French, Creole
Other Languages Spoken: None
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16%, None 1%, Others 3%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Port-au-Prince

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Haitian Gourde (HTG)

Country Overview

Area: 27,750 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
Country devastated by the earthquake of 2010; High level of violence; it depends heavily on international aid.
HDI*: 0.483/1
HDI (World Rank): 163/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Haiti, dial 00
To call Haiti, dial +509
Internet Suffix: .ht
Telephone Lines: 0.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 10.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 37.9% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 4,1823,5494,3044,6223,996
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,2028851,1301,282896
Imports of Services (million USD) 6415746126440
Exports of Services (million USD) 5311521181060

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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