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Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it’s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti's landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact. These include Citadelle la Ferrière, a mountaintop fortress, and the nearby ruins of Sans-Souci Palace, the baroque former royal home of King Henry I. Capital: Port-au-Prince Population: 11.4 million (2020) World Bank Continent: North America Currency: Haitian gourde Official languages: Haitian Creole, French Government: Republic, Unitary state, Semi-presidential system