Haiti Geography, History, and Culture

Haiti is a country in the Caribbean, on the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. As the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, it is further impeded in its progress by its susceptibility to natural calamities (such as a devastating earthquake in 2010), as well as many other hurdles against economic development. It was the first independent nation in the region, having led the first successful revolt against slavery in the 18th century. The rebellion began in 1791, led by a former slave and the first black general in the French Army, Toussaint Louverture.

Haiti’s population is estimated at 10.6 million, with several racial and ethnic groups, with blacks comprising the majority. Both French and Creole are the nation’s official languages. Haiti has a rich and diverse cultural identity, with influences from Spain, France and Africa. Festivals such as Carnival play a major role in Haitian religious and cultural traditions.

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April 2Good Friday
May 1Agriculture and Labor Day
May 18Flag Day/University Day
May 30Mother’s Day
October 17Dessalines Day
November 18Vertières Day
December 25Christmas Day
  • Limited Liability
  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Corporate Tax: 30%
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): 0%
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): 30%
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: 10%
  • Fonkoze (Local Bank)
  • Capital Bank (Haiti) (Commercial Bank)
  • Sogebank (Commercial Bank)
  • Capital Bank: Bank of New York (NY) (Foreign Bank)
  • BPH: Bank of America (NC), Citibank International (NY) (Foreign Bank)
  • BUH: Bank of New York (NY) , First Union (FL) (Foreign Bank)
  • BNC: Bank of New York (NY)(NC) (Foreign Bank)
  • Sogebank:  Bank of America (FL and NY) (Foreign Bank)
  • Unibank: Bank of America (FL), Bank of New York (NY), JPMorgan Chase Bank (FL) (Foreign Bank)
  • Banque de l’Union Haïtienne (Private Bank)
  • Unibank (Haiti) (Private Bank)
  • Citi  (Private Bank)

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