A: Haiti lies on the geographical coordinates of 19° 0' 0" N, 72° 25' 0" W.
Latitude and Longitude of Haiti in other units:
|Latitude and Longitude to decimals||19.0||-72.4167|
|Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds||19° 0' 0" N||72° 25' 0" W|
|Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference|
|UTM Northing:2102824.485347443 Easting:771965.1552584597 Zone:18Q|
More detail about Haiti
Haiti has recently been in the news after the mammoth earthquake of scale of 7.0 on the hit it, in 2010. The little country is still recovering and a few more years has been estimated for its coming back to life like before. The country was indebted completely, and they took a long time to clear off the debts. However, after the earthquake in 2010, Haiti was spared from paying all the debts, and now it is spending huge amount to recover. The high rate of corruption is another evil that Haiti has been engulfed by. Even the political elite personalities are engaged with high level of corruption.
Although this country is into mining copper, bauxite, marble, calcium carbonate and gold, the economy of Haiti is mainly based on agriculture, and that too small scale subsistence farming. Haiti is the poorest state of America with a very low rate of economic growth every year. However, you might find it interesting to know that when Haiti was under the French dominance, it used to one of the world?s richest and also most productive colony.
The story had a twist when Haiti gained freedom and they were forming their consolidation. During this time, Haiti had to make a payment of 150 million francs to the French. This drained out a lot of capital from the country. This payment was made till 30 years after the completion of which Haiti was almost left with nothing. This was also an impediment that came in the way for which foreign investors dared not to invest in the country.
The constant political cataclysm that Haiti had been subjected to for a long period of time has also prevented the tourists from choosing it as one of the holiday destinations. Haiti worked on this sector and started doing fair, but the 2010 earthquake attack messed everything up again. Along with the recovery Haiti also needs to build a number of hotels and have the infrastructure so that it encourages the tourists to go there.