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Climate: The best time to go to Haiti is November-March, when day temperatures are in the 70s-80s F/23-32 C and nights are in the 60s-70s F/15-27 C. The rainy season is May-July, but even when it rains, it usually lasts for only an hour or so in the evening. Hurricane season is July-October. The hill country is always about 10ºF/5 C cooler. Take a sweater no matter when you go: Evenings can be cool.
Yahoo weather forecast for a number of locations in Haiti.
Coordinates: 19 00 N, 72 25 W
Currency: The official currency of Haiti is the Gourde. Need exchange rates? Try our currency converter.
Economy: About 80% of the population lives in poverty. Nearly 70% of all Haitians depend on the agriculture sector, which consists mainly of small-scale subsistence farming and employs about two-thirds of the economically active work force. Haiti has been plagued by political unrest for most of its history and it is now one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.
Electricity: 110 volts - 60 cycles.
Official Language: French is the official language. However, nine of every 10 Haitians speak only Creole.
Political Status: Elected government.
Population: 7,063,722 (July 2002 est.)
Time: Standard Time is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-5). Haiti does not operate Daylight-Saving Time.