About Haiti

Haiti is located on the Caribbean Sea and shares the island Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic.

Christopher Columbus' ship the Santa Maria ran a ground in the north and the anchor is at the Mupanah museum.

In the 1700's, Haiti was the richest colony, run by the French and 40% of all sugar in Europe came from Haiti.   

1790 to 1804 Haiti fought for and gained independence making her the first Black Republic.   

Haiti or Ayiti is Taino for mountainous land.

Music and art, inspired by West African heritage make Haiti one of the most colourful and intriguing countries in the world.

Today Haiti faces challenges responding effectively to natural disasters. The 2010 earthquake devastated the capital and hurricane Matthew in October 2016 ravaged the west coast. 

To learn more about Haiti visit ExperienceHaiti.org