Flag of Haiti

Flag of Haiti

The flag of Haiti, which has been adopted in 1958, is composed of two horizontal stripes of blue and red color. Between these stripes, national coat of arms is places. It consists of a white rectangle with the national emblem with palm tree, cannons and hat which was worn by freed slaves and thus is a symbol of freedom. The emblem also carries a white ribbon with inscription "L'Union Fait La Force", translated in "Unity is strength". Originally, the flag carried the colors of the French tricolor, but the white stripe was dropped during the uprising against the French rule in 1804. The rebellion was commanded by Toussaint L'Ouverture and Haiti became the first black independent territory. Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with Dominican Republic, and currently is due to the numerous natural disasters one of the poorest nations of the Western Hemisphere.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic Santo Domingo 9,445,281 48,671 km2

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Main information

Country
Haiti
Capital city
Port-au-Prince
Population
10,413,211 (2012)
Total area
27,750 km2
Formation
1. 1. 1804
Highest point
Pic la Selle (2,680 m)
GDP
$ 1,229 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
haitian gourde (HTG)
Code
HT (HTI)
Calling code
+509
Internet TLD
.ht

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By continents
North America

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Haiti (Port-au-Prince)
English
Haiti (Port-au-Prince)
German
Haiti (Port-au-Prince)
French
Haïti (Port-au-Prince)
Italian
Haiti (Port-au-Prince)
Spanish
Haití (Puerto Príncipe)
Russian
Гаити (Порт-о-Пренс)
Slovak
Haiti (Port-au-Prince)
Polish
Haiti (Port-au-Prince)
Portuguese
Haiti (Port- au -Prince)
Chinese
海地 (太子港)
Japanese
ハイチ (ポルトープランス)
Turkish
Haiti (Port-au -Prince,)
Norwegian
Haiti (Port -au -Prince)
Swedish
Haiti (Port-au-Prince)
Hungarian
Haiti (Port-au-Prince)
Dutch
Haïti (Port-au-Prince)
Danish
Haiti (Port-au-Prince)
Finnish
Haiti (Port-au-Prince)
Hebrew
האיטי (פורט-או-פרנס)

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