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Republic of Haiti

République d’Haïti

Political Status: Independent state proclaimed in 1804; republic established in 1859; military-backed regime installed following coup of September 30, 1991; constitutional government reinstated on November 8, 1994.

Area: 10,714 sq. mi. (27,750 sq. km).

Population: 11,113,000 (2020E—World Bank); 11,067,777 (2020E—U.S. Census).

Major Urban Centers (2018E—UN): PORT-AU-PRINCE (2,700,000).

Official Languages: French, Creole. (It has been estimated that as much as 95 percent of the population is fluent only in Creole, although French remains the language of government and education.)

Monetary Unit: Gourde (market rate September 30, 2020: 65.50 gourdes = $1US).

President: Jove MOÏSE (Haitian Party Tèt Kale); elected on November 20, 2016, and inaugurated on February 17, 2017, as president in succession to acting president Jocelerme PRIVERT (Inite).

Prime Minister: Joseph JOUTHE (Haitian Party Tèt Kale); nominated by the ...

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