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Ten fun facts about Haiti

Fact 1:
Since 1804 Haiti has had four national flags.

Fact 2:
Haiti was the first post-colonial independent black-led nation in the world.

Fact 3:
The highest point in Haiti is formed by Pic la Selle, at 2,680 meters.

Fact 4:
Less than 20% of Haitians age 15 and over can read and write.

Fact 5:
The official languages of Haiti include French and Haitian Creole.

Fact 6:
US troops occupied the Republic of Haiti between 1915 and 1934.

Fact 7:
Haiti was discovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus.

Fact 8:
In Haiti females were allowed to vote from 1950.

Fact 9:
The barbecue was first seen by Europeans in Haiti for about 500 years ago.

Fact 10:
Haiti is one of the most densely populated and least developed countries in the Western Hemisphere.

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Is a Caribbean country with a population of about 9 million.

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