A ready-to-use dataset with villages, roads, and natural places from Haiti. Data can be fetched by REST or GraphQL. Source: Geonames.
Haiti is a country located in the Caribbean Sea. It is present on the Island of Hispaniola. On that island, it is located in the Greater Antilles Archipelago. Apart from its location, the country's official name is the Republic of Haiti, while it is formally known as Haiti.
A geographical overview of Haiti
In terms of the geographical overview of Haiti, it is located on the ease of Jamaica and Cuba. The Bahamas, Turks, and Caicos Islands are those to which Haiti is located in the south. On the southwest of Haiti, there is a small Navassa Island.
Although Haiti claims it, it is still disputed as a US Territory. Haiti occupies the western 3/8th of the island on which it is located. The island is shared with the Dominican Republic. According to the area, this coverage on the island makes a total area of 27750 square kilometers, making it the third-largest country in the Caribbean.
Economy of Haiti
Haiti uses the Haitian gourde as its main currency, and it has a market economy that is predominantly free. The GDP here is $19.97 billion according to the estimates of 2017. It is still one of the poorest countries in the whole of America. Although there are great industries that try to support the economy like the tourism industry, the reasons for being the poorest country are the following:
Due to all of these issues, most Haitians who can afford to emigrate, emigrate from their country. Another reason for it being a very developing country is that trade decreased dramatically after the 2010 earthquake.
Demographics of Haiti
According to the estimates of 2018, the total population of Haiti is about 10788000. It has more than half of the population being younger than 20. The ratio of area to population makes Haiti provide approximately 350 people per square kilometer of the area, which makes the urban areas very heavily populated along with the valleys and coastal plains.
Haiti has two official languages. One is Haitian Creole, while the other one is French. French is the administrative language here, and it is also spoken by more than 42% of the total population here. It is also popular among the business sector and the elite class people here. However, there are some other languages spoken here as well.
A cultural overview of Haiti
Despite everything going not too well, the culture here is rich in values and unique. It provides a perfect blend of traditional French customs and American customs. Moreover, due to the historical values, there are some contributions to the culture from Spanish and Indigenous Taino cultures.
The main sport here is soccer, with hundreds of football clubs operating at the local level. Apart from soccer, sports like Basketball and Baseball are also gaining popularity in Haiti. Haiti is also known for its amazing performance in sports on the international level as it has won several medals and games in Olympic Games since 1900.