Haiti Facts and Culture

  • Family: Haitian society is matriarchal, especially where child-rearing and family life is concerned. Haitian families consist of parents and children. In... More
  • Fashion: Casual warm weather clothing is traditional in Haiti. Western Style clothing is worn in Urban areas. Tee-Shirts and shorts or... More
  • Visiting: Haitians express their love of music and dance in “bamboches”. Bamboches are social gatherings where the dancing is pou' plaisi'... More

Haiti Facts

Haiti stats

Capital Port-au-Prince
Government Type republic
Currency HTG
Population 9,893,934
Total Area 10,714 Square Miles
27,750 Square Kilometers
Location Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic
Language French (official), Creole (official)

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