Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
THE REPUBLIC OF Haiti is located on the western part of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. It has a land area of 10,714 sq. mi. (27,750 sq. km.), a population of 8,528,000 (2005 est.), and a population density of 758.1 people per sq. mi. (292.7 people per sq. km.). 20 percent of its land is arable, with a further 18 percent used for meadows and pasture. Haiti's farmland is divided into more than 500,000 farms, many of which are subsistence farms. Less than 4 percent of the country is Deforestation ...