Port-au-Prince, the capital of the Republic of Haiti.
Population: 10.85 million Haitians (2016)
Currency: Haitian gourde
Official languages: Haitian Creole and French.
Haiti is located in the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean measuring 27,750 km2.
Haiti lowest elevation is sea level (the Caribbean Sea) while the highest point is Pic la Selle, 8,793. Ft.
Several islands make up a part of the Republic of Haiti’s total territory namely:
Ile de la Gonave, Ile de la Tortue, La Navase, Les Cayemites et Ile-a-Vache, Grosse Caille (across Aquin).
Lakes: Lac Azuei, Lac Peligre, Lac Miragoane and Trou Caiman.
HAITI is divided into nine (9) departments:
North, South, West, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Centre, Grande Anse and Artibonite.
Natural resources: oil (at least 3 million barrels discovered in shallow offshore since the earthquake of January 2010 – go to www.worldoil.com, newsone.com, etc.), gold, bauxite, copper, marble, calcium carbonate, iron, ore, lead, tin, zinc, manganese, chromite, antimony, gypsum, nickel, porphyry, etc. Visit toomuchblack.wordpress.com, economywatch.com, globalriskinsights.com, wikipedia, www.theguardian.com, www.bostonhaitian.com/2015, to name a few.