Haiti is found on the island of Hispaniola, which lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Haiti shares borders with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is unfortunately located on a fault line, which was responsible for a devastating earthquake in 2010.
Population: 9.8 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Black (95%), Mulatto and White (5%)
Languages: French (official), Creole (official)
Religions: Roman Catholic (80%), Protestant (16%), none (1%), other (3%)
HAITIANS IN TORONTO
In Canada: 102,430
In the GTA: 2,150
In the City of Toronto: 1,070
A variety of factors - such as deforestation and political instability - are responsible for Haiti's poverty problem. This was only exacerbated by the 2010 earthquake, so there is much work to do to rebuild Haiti. There is freedom of religion in Haiti and the Roman Catholic Church is no longer the state church. Although Catholicism remains dominant, Protestantism is growing. In total, about 95% of Haitians identify themselves as Christian.
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