Our Haiti country profile has facts about Haiti, officially known as the Republic of Haiti, takes us to a land of beauty in the Caribbean, to this little island country that has endured much hardship and adversity over it's history.
Found on the western part of Hispaniola, Haiti is the third largest country in the Caribbean. It shares a 224 mile border with the Dominican Republic and has a total area of 10,714 square miles.
Outline Map of Haiti, on the Island of Hispaniola, showing Haiti in red.
Ayiti, meaning land of high mountains in Haitian Creole, was named for the mountains on the islands western side.
The Spanish changed the name from Haiti to Santo Domingo. In 1697 the island was formally divided into Santo Domingo and Saint-Domingue. On January 1, 1804, Saint-Domingo no longer existed and the modern Haiti was born, returning to it's original pre-Spanish name.
We've put together a collection of interesting facts in our Haiti pages for you to enjoy. Take your time and have a look around.
Perhaps you'll even learn some interesting bits of information about this little country of the Caribbean that's had more than it's fair share of adversity and challenges.
Other pages about Haiti that you might find of interest.
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