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Place in News: Haiti

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 16, Aug 2021
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  • Haiti, with a population of 11 million, is considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere
  • Haiti is located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea, to the east of Cuba and Jamaica and south of The Bahamas
  • Currency: Haitian gourde
  • The Caribbean nation became the world’s first Black-led republic when it declared its independence from France on New Year’s Day 1804.
  • Saint-Domingue, once France’s richest colony, known as the “Pearl of the Antilles,” became Haiti.