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Where is Haiti?

map showing the location of Haiti

Located in the continent of the Caribbean, Haiti covers 27,560 square kilometers of land and 190 square kilometers of water, making it the 149th largest nation in the world with a total area of 27,750 square kilometers.

Haiti became an independent state in 1804, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Haiti is 9,801,664 (2012) and the nation has a density of 356 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Haiti is the Gourde (HTG). As well, the people of Haiti are refered to as Haitian.

The dialing code for the country is 509 and the top level internet domain for Haitian sites is .ht.

Haiti shares land borders with only one country, Dominican Republic.

To learn more, visit our detailed Haiti section.

Quick facts

Population 9,801,664
Density 355.6 / km2 ( 921.1 / mi2 )
Languages French, Haitian
Independence Year 1804
Capital Port-au-Prince (Ouest)
Currency Gourde
GDP 8,713,031,260 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 889 (2014 data)
Land Area 27,560 km2 (10,641 mi2)
Water Area 190 km2 (73 mi2)
Neighbouring Country The Dominican Republic
Minimum Longitude -74.480
Maximum Longitude -71.610
Mininum Latitude 18.020
Maximum Latitude 20.090

What is the capital of Haiti?

map showing the location of Haiti
Location of Port-au-Prince on a map.

Port-au-Prince is the capital city of Haiti. It has a population of 1,234,742, and is located on a latitue of 18.54 and longitude of -72.34.

Port-au-Prince is also the political center of Haiti, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Port-au-Prince, the Capital Of Haiti

City Port-au-Prince
Country Haiti
Population 1,234,742
Longitude -72.33500000
Latitude 18.53917000
Elevation 44 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Haiti

Rank City Population
#6Croix des Bouquets229,127
#10Les Cayes125,799

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.