Last updated on June 29th, 2020
36. Christopher Columbus is also buried in Haiti in the Cathedral of Santa Maria.
37. Slaves were sold by Haiti to other countries, which brought them great wealth at the time.
38. The 2010 earthquake caused devastation to such an extent that as per experts, it will take decades to rebuild the lost infrastructure to support: health, governance, agriculture, and security. It also claimed the lives of more than 200,000 Haitians.
The devastation caused by natural disasters becomes uncontainable because there is no way to bound the floods and obstruct their floor. The land also becomes infertile because of the removal of its top layer. Destruction in Haiti has had threatening impacts in the past and continues to endanger the current population unless strict measures are adopted and practiced.
Haiti – the country at a glance
|Independence||1 January 1804 (from France)|
|National Anthem||"La Dessalinienne" (The Dessalines Song)|
|National holiday||Independence Day, 1 January (1804)|
|National symbols||Hispaniolan trogon (bird), hibiscus flower|
|National colors||blue, red|
|Total area||27,750 sq km|
|Population||10,788,440 (July 2018 est.)|
|Population growth rate||1.31% (2018 est.)|
|Official Languages||French and Haitian Creole|
|Currency||Haitian gourde (G) (HTG)|
|Life expectancy at birth|| 65.3 years.|
Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
|Terrain||mostly rough and mountainous|
|Mean elevation||470 m|
|Highest point||Chaine de la Selle 2,680 m|
|Lowest point||Caribbean Sea 0 m|
|Suffrage||18 years of age; universal|
|Natural resources||bauxite, copper, calcium carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower, arable land|
|Birth rate||21.7 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)|
|Death rate||7.4 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)|
|Sex ratio||0.976 male(s)/female (2020 est.)|
|Government type||semi-presidential republic|
|Prime Minister||Joseph Joute|
|Industries||textiles, sugar refining, flour milling, cement, light assembly using imported parts|
|Exports||$980.2 million (2017 est.)|
apparel, manufactures, oils, cocoa, mangoes, coffee
|Imports||$3.618 billion (2017 est.)|
food, manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, fuels, raw materials
|GDP - per capita (PPP):||$1,800 (2017 est.)|
|Internet country code||.ht|
|Time Zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|Drives on the||Right|
|Data sources||Central Intelligence Agency, Wikipedia.org|
|Table last updated||March 22, 2020|