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Haiti: Country in the Caribbean
Haiti, officially the Republic of Haiti and formerly known as Hayti, is a country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea, to the east of Cuba and Jamaica and south of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island which it shares with the Dominican Republic. To its south-west lies the small island of Navassa Island, which is claimed by Haiti but is disputed as a United States territory under federal administration. Haiti is 27,750 square kilometers (10,714 sq mi) in size, the third largest country in the Caribbean by area, and has an estimated population of 11.4 million, making it the most populous country in the Caribbean.

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Haiti sees major protests as independence day marked [Video]

Haiti sees major protests as independence day marked

Anti-government protesters blocked roads and set fire to tires in the capital Port-au-Prince.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:00Published
Kanye West dances and raps with locals during Haiti trip [Video]

Kanye West dances and raps with locals during Haiti trip

Kanye West is on a solo trip to Haiti, where he participated in local celebrations.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published
Haiti protests: Anger over killings by armed gangs [Video]

Haiti protests: Anger over killings by armed gangs

Haiti has long been a fragile nation, where most people live on less than $2 a day.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

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