By:Kassandra Mejia

Haiti is ranked 149th of 177 or the 2009 united nations human development index.Port-au-prince is ranked 213th out of 221 on the 2010 mercer world cities livability index.42% of children less than 5 years of age suffer from stunting of growth.

Unemployment is now 90% in haiti and 80% of haiti's people live in abject poverty.There are over 400,000 children without parents in haiti. 1 out of 5 children will die before the age of 5.

Being a tropical climate.Haiti is hot and humid during most months of the year.Over 9 million people live in haiti.Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere.More than 2/3 of the population is unemployed.Its main exports are apparel,oils,cocoa,mangoes,and coffee.

Haiti's language is Haitian Creole,French 80% of haitians are roman catholics. 95% of haitians are religous affiliation.

The native taino amerindians inhabited the island of hispaniola when it was discovered by columbus in 1492.Within 25 yrs. the taino amerindians had been virtually annihilated by spanish settlers.In early 17th century , the french established a presence on hispaniola.Haiti became a french colony.In 2008 haiti was hit by four tropical storms back-to-back,which severely damaged the transportation infrastructure and agriculture sector.Then on January-12-2010 a massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck haiti with an epicenter about 15 km southwest of the capital,port au prince.


One of the richest aspects of haitian culture, are the diverse expressions of art.Haitian artists like those around the world , show the beauty they see all around to the world. Haitian art in all forms is often political, reflecting the pulse of the country.

Haitian cuisine originates from several culinary styles from the various historical ethnic groups that populate the western portion of the island of hispaniola.Haitian food is similar to the rest of the latin caribbean.

It's intuitive art,And soccer,Dance.

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