(WIPO code: HT) (last revised March 2021)

by CABINET SALÈS, Attorneys-at-Law, Port-au-Prince - Mr. Jean-Frédéric Salès

General Information

Area

27,750 sq. km.

Population

11,067,777 (estimated July 2020).

Capital

Port-au-Prince.

Languages

French and Creole.

Currency

Gourde.

Most important agricultural and industrial products

Sugar, coffee, bananas, sisal, cotton, cocoa, tobacco, rice. Minerals include copper, gold, silver, iron, antimony, tin, sulphur, coal, nickel, porphyry, gypsum and bauxite.

General Remarks

Haiti is situated in the western part of the island known as Hispaniola, the second largest of the Greater Antilles, lying between Cuba in the west and Puerto Rico in the east. Haiti covers about one third of the island, the rest of the territory belongs to the Dominican Republic. The majority of the population is black, but a small proportion is mulattos descended from former French settlers.