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The native Taino Amerindians - who inhabited the island of Hispaniola when it was discovered by Columbus in 1492 - were virtually annihilated by Spanish settlers within 25 years. In the early 17th century, the French established a presence on Hispaniola. In 1697, Spain ceded to the French the western third of the island, which later became Haiti. The French colony, based on forestry and sugar-related industries, became one of the wealthiest in the Caribbean but only through the heavy importation of African slaves and considerable environmental degradation. In the late 18th century, Haiti's nearly half million slaves revolted under Toussaint L'Ouverture. After a prolonged struggle, Haiti became the first black republic to declare independence in 1804. The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has been plagued by political violence for most of its history. (Source: CIA World FactBook)

Haiti One Year Later
Read this article to learn about the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and how the country has since recovered. Learn about the initial impacts of the earthquake and how the country is recovering today.

Ten Facts About Port au Prince, Haiti
Geography of Port au Prince: Refer to this article to learn about Port au Prince, Haiti. Learn ten important facts about Haiti's capital and largest city from Geography at About.com.

Geography and Overview of Haiti
Geography of Haiti: Refer to this article to learn about Haiti. Learn important information about Haiti's history, governmental structure, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

Geography and Map of Haiti
A political map, comprehensive data, and flag from the CIA World FactBook.

Map of Haiti
A nice clear map of Haiti from the CIA World FactBook.

Haiti Flag
A large image of the flag and information about the design of the flag of Haiti.

Blank Outline Map of Haiti
A free blank outline map of Haiti to print out for educational, school, or classroom use.

Merriam-Webster Map of Haiti
A clear and detailed Haiti map along with basic geographic facts from Merriam-Webster. The map includes many cities and major physical features.

Haiti Maps
A nice collection of large detailed maps of Haiti from the PCL Map Collection.

Haiti: History, Geography, Government, and Culture
Great data and historical information from Infoplease.com.

Haiti – A Country Study
Comprehensive book-length information from the Library of Congress. Published in 2001.

Background Note – Haiti
A great profile, including political history, from the U.S. State Department.

Flags of the World - Haiti
The flag of Haiti and everything you ever wanted to know about the flag.

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