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General


Population: 9,719,932 (2011)
Land Area: 27,750 sq km
Natural Resources: Bauxite, copper, calcium carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower
Capital: Port-Au-Prince
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Michel Martelly (2011)
Head of Government: Jean-Max Bellerive (2009)
Languages: French, Creole
Currency: Gourde (HTG)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16%, None 1%, Other 3%
Major Ethnicities: African 95%, Mulatto and Caucasian 5%
Life Expectancy: 62.17 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 6.593 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 11.53 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,200 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: -5.1% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 25%, Industry 16%, Services 59% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 38.1%, Industry 11.5%, Services 50.4% (2010)
Industries: Sugar refining, flour milling, textiles, cement, light assembly based on imported parts
Agriculture Products: Coffee, mangoes, sugarcane, rice, corn, sorghum; wood
Human Development Index: 0.454 (158th)
Tourism Revenue: 54 million (2001)
Unemployment Rate: 40.6% (2010)

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Army Size: NA
Budget: 0.4% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Haiti is located in the Caribbean's. Haiti is bordered by the Dominican Republic. Haiti is the least developed country in the Americas. Approximately 80% of the population lives in poverty. Agriculture is the biggest employer, however most of these activities are subsistence farming. Haiti also depends largely on foreign aid which amounts to 30-40% of its total annual government budget. Haiti was struck by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in January 2010, the quake destroyed much of its fragile infrastructure and crippled the economy, as well as taking a heavy death toll.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Haiti
Wikipedia: Haiti
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/HTI.html

Updated on: December 20, 2011