Haiti Overview Nations // Central America/Caribbean



OVERVIEW The Republic of Haiti (Republique d'Haiti) occupies the western third of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. (Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic, with which it shares the island, is 224 miles long.) Roughly three-quarters of Haiti is mountainous and nearly impassible without specialized vehicles during the rainy season. Widespread rural poverty is the norm. Only one-third of the land in Haiti is arable. Several offshore islands -- including Ile de la Tortue (Tortuga...

 

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