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Haiti is located on the Second largest Caribbean Island which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti occupies the western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, west of the Dominican Republic, and between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean.

Map of Haiti

Capital: Port-au-Prince

Flag of Haiti

The official languages of Haiti are French and Creole.


Animals in Haiti inclulde: monkey, crocodile. Along the shores are : goose, flamingo pelican, wild duck, egret, and snipe. Some birds are: hawk, white owl, kingfisher, woodpecker, pigeon, and dove. Iguana's are few as they are almost extinct in Haiti.


Background on Haiti.


Haiti is a tropical island; hot and humid with a rainy season.


The name Haiti means mountains in the Arawak language.

Haiti consists of two peninsulas, which are separated by the Golfe de la Gonâve. Haiti's terrain consists mainly of rugged mountains interspersed with small coastal plains and small valleys. The highest point of in Haiti is the Pic de la Selle, reaches a height of 2,680 meters (8,793 feet) above sea level. The land is semiarid (low rainfall) where mountains in the east cut off trade winds.

Natural resources

Haiti is a country steeped in poverty and hunger. Haiti has a tropical flora but has suffered centuries of deforestation which has had an impact on the soil and water. The most common crops are coffee and sugar.


Fais Do Do (Go To Sleep)

Tonton Bouki

Color Pages

Flag of Haiti-color page.

Haiti Coloring Pages


Market Scene Batik Tote

Hispaniola Canvas


Haitian Girls, Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

Sites to See

National Geographic Kids Haiti

The money used in Haiti is called the Haitian Gourde.

Journey with Care to Haiti.


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