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Haiti is the oldest black republic in the world.
Population: approximately 7.5 million, almost entirely of African origin
Employment rate: 30%
Illiteracy rate: 48%
Religion: Catholic 90%, Voodoo 99%
Major cities: Port-au-Prince (capital), Cap Haitien, Jacmel, Gonaives
Languages: French (official), kreyol (most widely spoken)
Current government: Elected president
Haiti is the poorest country in the western Hempishere.

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