Haiti BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT -5 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|19°3'15"N / 73°2'45"W|
|HT / HTI|
TYPE A NORTH AMERICAN JAPANESE 2-BLADE|
TYPE B AMERICAN 3-PIN
|Haiti banks list|
Haiti is located in the west of Hispaniola (Haiti Island) in the Caribbean Sea, with an area of about 27,800 square kilometers. It borders the Dominican Republic in the east, the Caribbean Sea in the south, the Atlantic Ocean in the north, and faces Cuba and Jamaica in the west across the Strait of Wind. The coastline is more than 1,080 kilometers long. 3/4 of the territory is mountainous. Only the coast and rivers have narrow plains. The highest peak in the country is the LaSalle Mountain in the LaSalle Mountains, with an altitude of 2,680 meters. The main river is the Artibonite River, which is an important agricultural area. The north has a tropical rainforest climate, and the south has a tropical grassland climate. |
Haiti, the full name of the Republic of Haiti, is located in the west of Hispaniola Island (Haiti Island) in the Caribbean Sea, with an area of about 27,800 square kilometers. It borders the Dominican Republic to the east, the Caribbean Sea to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the north, and Cuba and Jamaica across the Strait to the west. It is an island country in the Eastern Caribbean with a coastline of more than 1,080 kilometers. Three-quarters of the entire territory is mountainous, and only the coast and rivers have narrow plains. The word Haiti means "mountain country" in Indian language. The highest peak in the country is the LaSalle Mountain in the LaSalle Mountains, with an altitude of 2,680 meters. The main river is Artibonite, the valley is an important agricultural area. The north has a tropical rainforest climate, and the south has a tropical grassland climate.
Administrative divisions: The country is divided into nine provinces, and the provinces are divided into districts. The nine provinces are: Northwest, North, Northeast, Artibonite, Central, West, Southeast, South, Great Bay.
Haiti has been a place where Indians live and multiply since ancient times. In 1492, Columbus discovered Hispaniola on his first voyage to the Americas, today Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The island was colonized by Spain in 1502. In 1697, Spain signed the Treaty of Lesvik with France, ceding the western part of the island to France and named it French Santo Domingo. In 1804, independence was officially declared and the world's first independent black republic was established, becoming the first country in Latin America to gain independence. Soon after independence, Haiti was divided into North and South due to the civil war, and was reunited in 1820. In 1822, the ruler of Haiti, Boière, successfully conquered Santo Domingo and conquered the island of Hispaniola. Santo Domingo seceded from Haiti in 1844 and became an independent country-the Dominican Republic. It was occupied by the United States from 1915 to 1934.
National flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 5:3. It is composed of two parallel and equal horizontal rectangles, with blue top and red bottom. The center of the flag is a white rectangle with the national emblem painted in it. The colors of the Haitian flag are derived from the French flag. The national flag with the national emblem is the official flag.
Haiti has a population of 8.304 million, mainly blacks, accounting for about 95%, mixed races and white descendants accounting for 5%, and the population density ranks first among Latin American countries. The official languages are French and Creole, and 90% of residents speak Creole. Among the residents, 80% believe in Roman Catholicism, 5% believe in Protestantism, and the rest believe in Jesus and Voodoo. Voodoo prevails in the countryside.
It is one of the least developed countries in the world, dominated by agriculture. The main mineral deposits are bauxite, gold, silver, copper, iron and so on. Among them, bauxite reserves are relatively large, about 12 million tons. There are also some forestry resources. The industrial base is relatively weak, concentrated in Port-au-Prince, mainly processing supplied materials, textiles, shoes, sugar, and construction materials. Agriculture is the main economic sector, but the infrastructure is weak and farming techniques are backward. Nearly two-thirds of the country's population are engaged in agricultural production. The arable land area is 555,000 hectares. Food cannot be self-sufficient. The main agricultural products are coffee, cotton, cocoa, rice, corn, sorghum, bananas, sugar cane, etc. Tourism income is one of the main sources of foreign exchange. Most of the tourists come from the United States and Canada. The main seaports are Port-au-Prince and Cape Haiti.