Description flag of Haiti
two equal horizontal bands of blue (top) and red with a centered white rectangle bearing the coat of arms, which contains a palm tree flanked by flags and two cannons above a scroll bearing the motto L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE (Union Makes Strength)
Republique d'Haiti/Repiblik d' Ayiti (long)
Haitian(s) (noun) Haiti/Ayiti (adjective)
French (official), Creole (official)
8,924,553 ranked 91, (data 2008)
shares island of Hispaniola with Dominican Republic (western one-third is Haiti, eastern two-thirds is the Dominican Republic). The lowest point is Caribbean Sea 0 m.
36km, Dominican Republic 360 km.
10 departments (departements, singular - departement); Artibonite, Centre, Grand 'Anse, Nippes, Nord, Nord-Est, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud, Sud-Est
1 January 1804 (from France)