Haiti Fast Facts
Haiti is a country located in the western part of the Caribbean. It is also popularly known as “The French-speaking Caribbean”, and for its rich heritage, including diverse culture and rich traditional arts. In this article, we are going to focus on the interesting facts about the country and how you can explore it.
Haiti is located in the western part of the Caribbean with the following regions: Anse Dominique, Anse au Fjord, Cap Haïtien, Côte d’Ivoire, Marigot, Les Cayes, Petite Anse, Rivière Noire and Rivière Labatut. The two most famous islands of Haiti are the ones in the western region of the country, especially that of Anse-de-la-Plaine. In this article, we are going to focus on the interesting facts about Anse-de-la-Plaine and how you can discover it.
Demography and Economy
Haiti has a very young population, with only about 8% of people over the age of 65. The economy relies heavily on agriculture, especially coffee, sugar, and vanilla production. There are several other industries, such as: fishing, furniture making, and tourism. The majority of the inhabitants are Catholic, being mostly Francophone. The majority of the population speaks French and Creole, with only about 19% of the population speaking Haitian Creole.
The capital city of Haiti is Port-au-Prince. The city was founded in 1812, and it is known as the “Paris of the Caribbean”. The city was also the capital of the former Spanish colony of Haiti and then a colony of France until 1946. The cities of St. Marc, Les Cayes, Cap-Haitien, Rivière Noire, and Anse-de-la-Plaine are also known as the “capital cities of the Caribbean”, because many of the people who came to the countries that are located in the Caribbean, ended up coming to these cities in search of jobs.
The capital city also boasts two historical landmarks: the city’s old town and its cathedral. The old town is known for its beautiful architecture, with beautiful churches, a city hall, a cathedral, and