Haiti Country Information
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The Republic of Haiti (French: République d'Haiti) is a Caribbean country. The occupies the eastern half of the island of Hispaniola, and is bordered to the West by the Dominican Republic.
As of 2009, the population of Haiti was estimated to be 9,035,536. The capital and largest city in the country is Port-au-Prince, which is believed to have a population of about 1.1 million, with perhaps 1.7 million living in the city's metropolitan area.
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere, and has frequently experienced political violence, most recently in 2004, when there was an armed rebellion of the then president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Sadly, the country was also hit by a major earthquake in 2010. The earthquake caused a huge amount of destruction, left many people homeless, and resulted in huge numbers of casualties. The exact number of deaths from the 2010 earthquake will probably never be known, but likely are in excess of 150,000.
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