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Bilateral Relations   Haiti  

Factoids

LAND AREA27,750kms (Western one-third of the Caribbean island Hispaniola
POPULATION8.9 million (July 2008)
CAPITALPort-au-Prince (Geographic coordinates: 18 32 N, 72 20 W)
LANGUAGEFrench and Creole
CURRENCYGourde (HTG) 1 US$ = 36.15 HTG (March 2009) 1 Haitian Dollar (prevalent currency nomenclature in Haitian market) = 5 HTG
SYSTEM OF GOVT.Elected Govt. Executive powers vested in the President
HEAD OF STATE (PRESIDENT)Mr Rene Garcia Preval
HEAD OF GOVT.Ms Michele PIERRE-LOUIS
FOREIGN MINISTERDr Alrich Nicolas
AGRICULTURE PRODUCTSCoffee, mango, sugarcane, rice, corn, sorghum, wood
INDUSTRIESSugar refining, floor milling, textiles and cement
GDPUS$ 12.15 billion (PPP basis, 2008 est)
EXPORTSUS$ 491 million (F.O.B 2008 est )
IMPORTSUS$ 2.095 billion (F.O.B 2008 est )
MAJOR ITEMS OF EXPORTCoffee, oil, cocoa, Mango
MAJOR ITEMS OF IMPORTfood, manufactured goods, machinery, transport Equipment, Fuels, raw materials.
MAJOR BUSINESS PARTNERSUSA, Dominican Republic, Canada and Colombia

 

 
 
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