Haiti was the first CaribbHaiti was the first Caribbean country to gain its independence from France in 1804.

Interesting facts about Haiti:

– Haiti was the first country in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery in 1804. It was decades before the USA joined in to abolish slavery (in 1865). The Haitian Revolution was the only successful slave revolt in human history
– French and Haitian Creole are the official languages of Haiti
– Haiti has the most mountains in the Caribbean
– Haiti has the world’s largest solar powered hospital
– Voodoo is an officially recognised religion in Haiti
– In Haiti, only one partner needs to be present for a divorce to take place
– Haiti has one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the Caribbean
– Major items exported by Haiti include oil, cocoa, coffee and mangoes

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