Haiti is a Caribbean country. It occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Its capital is Port-au-Prince. Haitian Creole and French are the official languages.

Haiti was the first independent nation in Latin America and the first black-led republic in the world when it gained independence as part of a successful slave revolution in 1804. Haiti is the only predominantly Francophone independent nation in the Americas.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas as per the Human Development Index. It has experienced political violence throughout its history.

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12th 2010. Although the exact number was difficult to determine, the highest unbiased source estimated 220,000 people were killed. Haitian government estimates were higher. The Presidential palace, Parliament and many other important structures were destroyed, along with countless homes and businesses, leaving many homeless. Due to its severity, the country has yet to recover from this and subsequent disasters.

This postcard shows Labadee, and cruise ship in it. It is a port located on the northern coast of Haiti. Royal Caribbean International has contributed the largest proportion of tourist revenue to Haiti since 1986, employing 300 locals, allowing another 200 to sell their wares on the premises, and paying the Haitian government US$6 per tourist.

There wasn't enough place on the back, so Shallale put stamps in front of postcard. Thanks so much!

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