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shares island of Hispaniola with Dominican Republic (western one-third is Haiti, eastern two-thirds is the Dominican Republic)
Haiti history
The native Taino - who inhabited the island of Hispaniola when it was discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1492 - were virtually annihilated by Spanish settlers within 25 years. In the early 17th century, the French established a presence on Hispaniola. In 1697, Spain ceded to the French the western third of the island, which later became Haiti. The French colony, based on forestry and sugar-related industries, became one of the wealthiest in the Caribbean but only through the heavy importation of African slaves and considerable environmental degradation. In the late 18th century, Haiti's nearly half million slaves revolted under Toussaint L'OUVERTURE. After a prolonged struggle, Haiti became the first post-colonial black-led nation in the world, declaring its independence in 1804. Currently the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has experienced political instability for most of its history. After an armed rebellion led to the forced resignation and exile of President Jean-Bertrand ARISTIDE in February 2004, an interim government took office to organize new elections under the auspices of the United Nations. Continued instability and technical delays prompted repeated postponements, but Haiti inaugurated a democratically elected president and parliament in May of 2006. This was followed by contested elections in 2010 that resulted in the election of Haiti's current President, Michel MARTELLY. A massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010 with an epicenter about 25 km (15 mi) west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Estimates are that over 300,000 people were killed and some 1.5 million left homeless. The earthquake was assessed as the worst in this region over the last 200 years.
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Conventional long form: Republic of Haiti

Conventional short form: Haiti

Local long form: Republique d'Haiti/Repiblik d' Ayiti

Local short form: Haiti/Ayiti
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Haiti's capital city is Port-au-Prince
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Haiti Constitution:

approved March 1987;

this is Haiti's 23rd constitution
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Haiti population growth rate: 0.888%
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Haiti highest point: Chaine de la Selle 2,680 m
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Haiti lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
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About 36% of Haiti's land is arable.
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Artibonite River is the Longest River in Haiti
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Haiti birth rate is 24 births/1,000 population
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Haiti infant mortality rate is 52 deaths/1,000 live births
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Haiti fertility rate is 2.88 children born/woman
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Haiti climate:


semiarid where mountains in east cut off trade winds
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Top 10 cities of Haiti with populations (2012 est.) are:
1. Port au Prince: 1,234,800
2. Carrefour: 442,156
3. Delmas: 382,920
4. Pétionville: 283,052
5. Croix des Bouquets: 229,127
6. Jacmel: 137,966
7. Cap-Haïtien: 134,815
8. Léogâne: 134,190
9. Les Cayes: 125,799
10. Petit Goâve: 117,504
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Haiti ethnic groups:

black - 95%
mulatto and white - 5%
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manufactured goods
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raw materials
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bicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale consists of the Senate (30 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms; one-third elected every two years) and the Chamber of Deputies (99 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)

Administrative Divisions:
10 departments (departements, singular - departement)

1. Artibonite
2. Centre
3. Grand'Anse
4. Nippes
5. Nord
6. Nord-Est
7. Nord-Ouest
8. Ouest
9. Sud
10. Sud-Est
Political parties and leaders:
Assembly of Progressive National Democrats (RDNP) - Mirlande MANIGAT

Christian and Citizen For Haiti's Reconstruction (ACCRHA) - Chavannes JEUNE

Convention for Democratic Unity (KID) - Evans PAUL

Cooperative Action to Rebuild Haiti (KONBA) - Jean William JEANTY

December 16 Platform (Platfom 16 Desanm) - Dr. Gerard BLOT

Democratic Alliance (ALYANS) - Evans PAUL (coalition composed of KID and PPRH)

Democratic Centers's National Council (CONACED) - Osner FEVRY

Effort and Solidarity to Create an Alternative for the People (ESKAMP) - Joseph JASME

Fanmi Lavalas (FL) - Jean-Bertrand ARISTIDE

For Us All (PONT) - Jean-Marie CHERESTAL

Grouping of Citizens for Hope (RESPE) - Charles-Henri BAKER

Haiti in Action (AAA) - Youri LATORTUE

Haitians for Haiti - Yvon NEPTUNE

Independent Movement for National Reconstruction (MIRN) - Luc FLEURINORD

Lavni Organization (LAVNI) - Yves CRISTALIN

Liberal Party of Haiti (PLH) - Jean Andre VICTOR

Love Haiti (Renmen Ayiti) - Jean-Henry CEANT and Camille LEBLANC

Merging of Haitian Social Democratics (FUSION) - Edmonde Supplice BEAUZILE (coalition of Ayiti Capable, Haitian National Revolutionary Party, and National Congress of Democratic Movements)

Mobilization for National Development (MDN) - Hubert de RONCERAY

National Front for the Reconstruction of Haiti (FRN) - Guy PHILIPPE

New Christian Movement for a New Haiti (MOCHRENA) - Luc MESADIEU

Peasant's Response (Repons Peyizan) - Michel MARTELLY

Platform Alternative for Progress and Democracy (ALTENATIV) - Victor BENOIT and Evans PAUL

Platform of Haitian Patriots (PLAPH) - Dejean BELISAIRE and Himmler REBU

Popular Party for the Renewal of Haiti (PPRH) - Claude ROMAIN

Strength in Unity (Ansanm Nou Fo) - Leslie VOLTAIRE

Struggling People's Organization (OPL) - Sauveur PIERRE-ETIENNE

Union - Chavannes JEUNE

Union of Haitian Citizens for Democracy, Development, and Education (UCADDE) - Jeantel JOSEPH

Union of Nationalist and Progressive Haitians (UNPH) - Edouard FRANCISQUE

Unity (Inite) - Levaillant LOUIS-JEUNE (coalition that includes Front for Hope or L'ESPWA)

Vigilance (Veye Yo) - Lavarice GAUDIN

Youth for People's Power (JPP) - Rene CIVIL