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About Haiti

Haiti, Officially known as the Republic of Haiti is a country located in the Hispaniola Antilles (Sharing with the Dominican Republic) in the Caribbean Islands. The country was formerly part of the French Colonization but soon came out as independent after the French Revolution.

The country is predominantly a free-market economy and is considered one of the poorest countries of the world with a low human development index. The country has been dependent on foreign aid and support.

The primary exports of Haiti are Textiles

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionNorthern America
Capital CityPort-au-Prince
Government Typeunitary semi-presidential republic
Official LanguagesFrench, Haitian Creole
CurrencyHaitian gourde, HTG
Phone Code +509
Important CitiesAbricots, Acul-du-Nord, Anse-à-Foleur, Anse-à-Galets, Anse-à-Veau, Anse-à-Pitres, Anse-d'Hainault, Anse-Rouge, Aquin, Arcahaie, Arnaud, Arniquet, Bahon, Baie-de-Henne, Bainet
National DayIndependence Day (Jan-01)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking179
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Forestry and Fishing,Mining and minerals.
Major ExportsArticles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Essential oils and resinoids, perfumery, cosmetic , Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing and worn textile articles, rags, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Electrical machinery and equipment, Iron and steel, Cocoa and cocoa preparations, Commodities not elsewhere specified, Headgear and parts thereof, Copper and articles thereof
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Plastics and articles thereof, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Paper and paperboard, articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard, Rubber and articles thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Miscellaneous chemical products, Essential oils and resinoids, perfumery, cosmetic, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils , Cereals, Commodities not elsewhere specified, Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, Knitted or crocheted fabrics, Plastics and articles thereof, Iron and steel, Electrical machinery and equipment , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Cotton, Animal or vegetable fats and oils
Major Imports from IndiaElectrical machinery and equipment , Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Iron and steel, Essential oils and resinoids, perfumery, cosmetic , Plastics and articles thereof, Aluminium and articles thereof, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical , Copper and articles thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Zinc and articles thereof, Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between Haiti and India totaled US$87.02 million in 2014–15, recording a growth of 45% over the previous fiscal. India exported $85.45 million worth of goods to Haiti, and imported $1.57 million. The main commodities exported by India to Haiti are pharmaceuticals, textiles, rubber products, cosmetics, and plastic and linoleum products. The major commodities imported by India from Haiti are cosmetics, iron and steel, and aluminum.
Bordering NationsDominican Republic, Cuba
Member of(Caribbean Community), ( Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for HaitiHonorary Consulate General of India (Under Embassy of India in Cuba)
H.E.Mr. Eddy Handal
Honorary Consul
199, Rue du Magasin de I Etat, PO Box No.633, Port-au-Prince, Republic of Haiti, W.I.
00-509-22222310, +37316980 (N)

Embassy of India
H.E.Dr. S. Janakiraman
Honourable Ambassador
Calle 21, No.202,Esquina a K, Vedado, Plaza,Havana, Cuba
00-53-7-8333777, 8333169, 8381700

Embassy Details of Haiti in IndiaHonorary Consulate of Haiti in New Delhi
H.E. Mr. Sanjeev Jai Narain Aeren
Honorary Consul
Aerens Estate, Mall Road,KishangarhBehind Pocket DIIIVasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
01147654765 (O)