|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|
€1 = HTG0.00, $1 = HTG66.06, £1 = HTG87.85
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.ht||International 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
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 World||Partly Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||118/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Unfree||151/179|
|Press Freedom||Noticeable problems||52/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Limited rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||161/174|
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)