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Country (long form) Republic of Haiti
Capital Port-au-Prince
Total Area 10,714.33 sq mi
27,750.00 sq km
(slightly smaller than Maryland)
Population 6,964,549 (July 2001 est.)
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected
Estimated Population in 2050 11,851,865
Languages French (official), Creole (official)
Literacy 45.0% total, 48.0% male, 42.2% female (1995 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16% (Baptist 10%, Pentecostal 4%, Adventist 1%, other 1%), none 1%, other 3% (1982)
note: roughly one-half of the population also practices Voodoo
Life Expectancy 47.67 male, 51.17 female (2001 est.)
Government Type elected government
Currency 1 gourde (G) = 100 centimes
GDP (per capita) $1,800 (2000 est.)
Industry sugar refining, flour milling, textiles, cement, tourism, light assembly industries based on imported parts
Agriculture coffee, mangoes, sugarcane, rice, corn, sorghum; wood
Arable Land 20%
Natural Resources bauxite, copper, calcium carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower

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