Travel Information for Haiti
Time zone:GMT -5 (Caribbean standard time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins first Sunday in April; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:French, Creole
Currency: gourdes (HTG)

1 = HTG0.00, $1 = HTG66.06, £1 = HTG87.85

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.htInternational Dialling Code:    509

For help planning your trip to Haiti including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Haiti trip planning page.

Further information on Haiti

Discover more about Haiti - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of haiti

Total area: 27,750 sq km (190 sq km under water)

Coastline: 1,771 km (Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Dominican Republic (360km)

Climate: Tropical climate that is subject to severe hurricanes between July and October, also occasional danger of earthquakes, flooding and drought. Semi-arid in the mountainous east.

Highest mountain: Chaine de la Selle (2,680m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Haiti from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldPartly Free -
Democracy IndexAuthoritarian regime 118/167
Economic FreedomMostly Unfree 151/179
Press FreedomNoticeable problems 52/179
ILGA LGBT rightsLimited rights -
Corruption PerceptionsHigh corruption 161/174
Overall Ranking:    134/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Haiti     Status: Independent Country

Population: 9,996,731 (rank: 88/196)     Density: 360.2 people/sq km (rank: 22/196)

Ethnic groups: black 95%, mulatto and white 5%

Religions: Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16% (Baptist 10%, Pentecostal 4%, Adventist 1%, other 1%), none 1%, other 3%

GDP (PPP): $13.42 billion       GDP per capita: $1,300 (rank: 178/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.