Facts and stats about Haiti

9.89 million

Population. Ranked 88th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 154th in 2012.


Dominican Republic 360 km
Largest city Port-au-Prince - 1,500,000
Capital city Port-au-Prince - 1,500,000
Major language Creole, French
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit gourde
Prime minister Laurent Lamothe
Alternative names Republique d'Haiti, Haiti, Republic of Haiti
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Interesting observations about Haiti


I believe that the issue of Haiti lies in its people's philosophy. They have been taught to endure pain and suffering as virtuous via their theo-culture. I see a similar dilema in the Philippines.

Posted on 20 Jul 2011

Alfred Cucchiara, Ph. D. student Develop

Alfred Cucchiara, Ph. D. student Develop


This Gave me a lot of information. Thank You! =]

Posted on 06 Apr 2010




Reforestation is the key to restoring Haiti to a functional state. This will not happen until
the need for charcoal is replaced by electricity. The electricity will require rural and urban
electrification based on renewable sources. The best sources for Haiti will be hydroelectric,
wind and, to some extent, solar.

No economic fix will have any impact until this energy issue is addressed and resolved.

I would be happy to discuss this further with anyone who is interested.

Posted on 20 May 2009

Barry J White

Barry J White

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