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- Haiti is a country in North America
- Official Name: Republic of Haiti, République d’Haïti, Repiblik Ayiti
- Capital: Port-au-Prince
- Population: 10,461,000
- Languages: French, Creole
- Geographic Region: America, Caribbean
- Geographic Size (km sq): 27,750
- Year of UN Membership: 1945
- Year of Present State Formation: 1844
- Current UN Representative: Denis Regis
Haiti Bordering Countries
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Abricots, Anse d’Hainault, Anse-a-Galets, Anse-Rouge, Aquin, Baie de Henne, Bainet, Belle-Anse, Bombardopolis, Cap-Haitien, Cotes-de-Fer, Croix de Bouquets, Dame-Marie, Ennery, Fort-Liberte, Gonaives, Grand Riviere du Nord, Hinche, Jacmel, Jeremie, Kenscoff, La Cayenne, Lafond, Lascahobas, Le Borgne, Leogane, Les Anglais, Les Cayes, Limbe, Manneville, Marigot, Miragoane, Mirebalais, Mole Saint-Nicolas, Montrouis, Petionville, Petite Goave, Plaisance, Port-au-Prince, Port-de-Paix, Port-Salut, Prestel, Saint-Marc, Saint-Raphael, St.-Louis du Nord, St.-Marc, Trouin and Verrettes.
Artibonite River, Atlantic Ocean, Baie de Port-au-Prince, Canal de St.-Marc, Canal du Sud, Caribbean Sea, Golfe de la Gonave, Grande du Nord River, Lac de Peligre, Les Trois River, Manzanillo Bay, Massif de la Hotte and Windward Passage.
Haiti has metal resources which include bauxite, copper and gold. Other various resources include calcium carbonate, marble and hydropower.
Haiti has periodic droughts, even though the country lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and is subject to severe storms from June to October. Other natural occurrences include earthquakes and occasional flooding.
The country of Haiti has extensive deforestation, as much of the remaining forested land is being cleared for agriculture and used as fuel. As a result, there is soil erosion. Another environmental issue for Haiti is the inadequate supplies of potable water.
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