Haiti

 

  • Haiti

    Country in the Caribbean

  • Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it’s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti's landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact. These include Citadelle la Ferrière, a mountaintop fortress, and the nearby ruins of Sans-Souci Palace, the baroque former royal home of King Henry I.

  • Capital: Port-au-Prince

  • President: Michel Martelly

  • Prime minister: Evans Paul

  • Currency: Haitian gourde

  • Population: 10.32 million (2013) World Bank