GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $7.4 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

(Estimated 2011): $12.44 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $1,200 (US$) or (GBP)

Capital: Port-Au-Prince

Population (Estimated July 2012): 9,801,664

Area: 27,700 km2 or 10,695 mi2

Currency: Gourde (G)

Official Language: Haitian Creole and French

Political Information: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 80% of the population are Roman Catholic, 16% are Protestant, 1% have no religious beliefs and 3% have other religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Pic La Selle (also called Morne La Selle) at 2,680 m or 8,793 ft

Largest River:

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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): -5:00



Counties/Provinces/States: 10 departments (departements, singular - departement); Artibonite, Centre, Grand'Anse, Nippes, Nord, Nord-Est, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud and Sud-Est



Leaders: President Michel Martelly with Prime Minister Garry Conille.


Additional: It is believed that roughly 50 % of the population practice voodoo of some form.

Haiti Gained independence from France on the 1st of January 1804.


Sources: CIA World Fact Book, and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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