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The flag and national anthem of Haiti.

Haiti (pronounced /ˈheɪtiː/; French Haïti, pronounced: [a.iti]; Haitian Creole: Ayiti), officially the Republic of Haiti (République d'Haïti ; Repiblik Ayiti), is a Creole- and French-speaking Caribbean country. Along with the Dominican Republic, it occupies the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antillean archipelago. Ayiti (Land of high mountains) was the indigenous Taíno or Amerindian name for the mountainous western side of the island. The country's highest point is Pic la Selle, at 2,680 metres (8,793 ft). The total area of Haiti is 27,750 square kilometres (10,714 sq mi) and its capital is Port-au-Prince.

Religion in Haiti

Roman Catholicism is the official state religion of Haiti, it is followed by 80% of the population. Protestantism is followed by 16% of the population.

Haitian Vodou, which combines elements of Christianity with traditional African religious beliefs is widely practiced. The exact number of practitioners is unknown.

About 0.1% of the people of Haiti are Buddhists. There also small numbers of Muslims and Baha'is.

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