Haiti is one of the few nations in the Caribbean Sea to have a land border. It shares a 360km-long frontier with the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola, which Christopher Columbus himself discovered in 1492. Haiti occupies the western third of the island, with a total surface area of just under 28,000 sq km, while its neighbour has 49,000 sq km. Despite its significantly smaller size, it has just 240,000 fewer citizens with a population of some 9.7 million. Interestingly, Haiti is the only French-speaking nation in the region.
Alfred Cucchiara, Ph. D. student Develop 19th July 2011
I believe that the issue of Haiti lies in its people's philosophy. They have been taught to endure pain and suffering as virtuous via their theo-culture. I see a similar dilema in the Philippines.
steve 18th May 2010
this is a very informative website that has helped me donate candy to small children(after the quake :P )
Ciarra 6th April 2010
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Barry J White 19th May 2009
Reforestation is the key to restoring Haiti to a functional state. This will not happen until
the need for charcoal is replaced by electricity. The electricity will require rural and urban
electrification based on renewable sources. The best sources for Haiti will be hydroelectric,
wind and, to some extent, solar.
No economic fix will have any impact until this energy issue is addressed and resolved.
I would be happy to discuss this further with anyone who is interested.
Miqie 7th May 2009
Your maps are based on 1950 census?? Why bother posting it?