Haiti

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Continent – America

Region – North America

Size – 27,750km²

Geography -mostly rough and mountainous

Language – French, Creole

Religion – Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16%, none 1%, other 3%

Monetary Unit -Gourde

    

Natural Resources – bauxite, copper, calcium carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower

Agriculture – coffee, mangoes, sugarcane, rice, corn, sorghum; wood

Industry – textiles, sugar refining, flour milling, cement, light assembly based on imported parts

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Neighbouring Countries – Dominican Republic

Population –  9,996,731 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.08%

Average Life Expectancy – 63.18 years

Capital City -Port-au-Prince (2,296,386)

Highest Mountain -Chaine de la Selle (2,680 m)

Longest River – Artibonite River 320km

Climate – Tropical 23°C to 31°C,

Yearly Rainfall – 137cm (approx)

Plant Life – pine and ferns mahogany, cedar, rosewood. Coffee, cacao, and coconut trees and native tropical fruits such as avocado, orange, lime, and mango

Animal Life – Reptile life includes three varieties of crocodile, numerous small lizards

Bird Life – Ducks, guinea hens, and four varieties of wild pigeons, egrets and flamingos

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Haiti. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/haiti.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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