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Haiti, the name derives from the Taino language for "mountainous land"*

1. Area: 27,750 square km (10,714 square miles)*

2. Population: 8 million*

3. Capital: Port-au-Prince*

4. Population of Capital: 1,500,000 inhabitants (est. 2000)*

5. Languages: Creole, French (both official)*

6. Date of OAS membership: 1948*

7. National Heroes: Toussaint L'ouverture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Henri Christophe, Charlemagne Peralte*

8. Description of Haiti: 

9. History*

10. Government

11. Economy

12. Photographs:


*Source: Permanent Mission of Haiti to the OAS

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Updated: 28 April 2008


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