|Capital||Port-au-Prince (Haitian Creole: Pòtoprens)|
|Population||8,308,504(July 2006 est.)|
|Language||French, Creole, Spanish|
|Religion||Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16%, but much of the population also practices voodoo|
|Electricity||110/60Hz (USA Plug)|
Haiti (Haitian Creole: Ayiti, French: Haïti) is a Caribbean country that occupies the western one-third of the island of Hispaniola. The eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola is occupied by the Dominican Republic. The North Atlantic Ocean lies to the north, while the Caribbean Sea lies to the south. Haiti is a country with a troubled past, and its future still remains uncertain. Decades of poverty, environmental degradation, violence, instability, dictatorship, and coups have left it the poorest nation in the western hemisphere.