English / French/Persian
Caribbean, western one-third of
the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North
Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic
total: 27,750 sq km
French (official), Creole
In this poorest country in the
Western Hemisphere, 80% of the population lives in abject poverty.
Two-thirds of all Haitians depend on the agriculture sector, which
consists mainly of small-scale subsistence farming.
sugar refining, flour milling,
textiles, cement, light assembly industries based on imported parts
manufactures, coffee, oils,
food, manufactured goods,
machinery and transport equipment, fuels, raw materials