Haiti Feitjes

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From the CNN Library

(CNN) — Here’s a look at Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Haiti makes up the western one-third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. The eastern two-thirds of the island is the Dominican Republic.

About Haiti:
(from the CIA World Factbook)
Area: 27,750 sq km (slightly smaller than Maryland)

Population: 10,110,019 (July 2015)

Median age: 22.5 years old

Capital: Port-au-Prince

Ethnic Groups: Black 95%, mulatto and white 5%

Religion: Roman Catholic 54.7%, Protestant 28.5% (Baptist 15.4%, Pentecostal 7.9%, Adventist 3%, Methodist 1.5%, other .7%), voodoo (official) 2.1%, none 10.2%, other 4.6%

GDP (purchasing power parity): $18.38 billion (2014 est.)

GDP per capita: $1,800 (2014 est.)

Unemployment: 40.6% (2010 est.)

1492 – Christopher Columbus lands on the island and names it Hispaniola.

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