Haiti - Population

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The population of Haiti in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 8,326,000, which placed it as number 90 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 4% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 43% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 97 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000–2005 is 1.32%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 9,694,000. Haiti is the most densely populated country in the Western Hemisphere; the population density in 2002 was 254 per sq km (659 per sq mi).

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 36% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city and largest city, Port-au-Prince, had a population of 1,699,000 in that year. Other major cities are Jacmel (216,600) and Les Cayes (214,606). According to the United Nations, the urban population growth rate for 2000–2005 was 3.4%.

The prevalence of AIDS/HIV has had a significant impact on the population of Haiti. The United Nations estimated that 7.7% of adults between the ages of 15–49 were living with HIV/AIDS in 2001. The AIDS epidemic causes higher death and infant mortality rates, and lowers life expectancy.

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Nov 26, 2008 @ 6:18 pm
I love my land forver and I will come back to help it because it is my relative country I was born there
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Dec 13, 2009 @ 7:19 pm
Haiti is my county I love it My dream for it are one day I will help the poor people in my communuty where I was growing up I miss my neigbord a lot but I can not doing nothig for them what now because life in the U S A is not easy for me the only hope I have now .Because I go to school I will be some thing in the future
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Jan 13, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
pray for everybody in HAITI never underestimate the power or a prayer
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Jan 13, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
time for a fresh start i have no idea what else to say good luck rebuilding.
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Jan 14, 2010 @ 9:09 am
I wish for each member of the people of haiti to be strong to face this proplem and to rebuild the fine Haiti.
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Jan 14, 2010 @ 7:19 pm
Why would Chris say they deserve this, how cruel for you to think that people deserve death and destruction. Joli how could you say Gods way of population control. WOW! Why would a god of love destroy people that are good. Lets just let mothers and fathers kill thier children to control population, which at one time was done. Is that how you really feel? What are you two thinking.
Maybe you should think of doing some charity work and go to Haiti, you both need a reality check.
Local guy - seriously what do you expect poeple to do, quit living. You need some insight about the country before you state how things should be done. Man's greed alone create much of what you see, so why blame the poor people that have no control or say on what goes on.
Same as what happened in New Orleans, greedy people!!!
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Jan 14, 2010 @ 8:20 pm
where is all your compassion peopl ewho are so quick to criticize high birth rates...
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Jan 15, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
Haiti,America will not forsake thee in our prayers and in your need.God Bless.
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Jan 15, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
Well, I just read that there were 100,000 Haitians in New York, NOW, THIS WEEK OF 1/15/09, THERE IS OVER 8 Million. Does this mean we 've just taken in a whole country! With 7-10% of them living with the AIDS virus, which means 800,000 people with a deadly disease just entered our great country.
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Jan 15, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
I think this is the beginning of the end...the more I see and read, the more I believe it. I cannot imagine what it's like in Haiti right now, but I pray that the people who are alive make it through ok
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Jan 15, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
@ Armetra..if Haiti has a total population of 8 million, how in the world do you think there are 8 million Haitians in New York? Don't be an imbecile. The Huffington Post's article meant that New Yorkers have "taken in" the 8 million people of Haiti by sending donations and collecting money and items to send them. New York has a population of about 19 million, so I am pretty sure 8 million are not Haitians.
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Jan 16, 2010 @ 4:04 am
We should really do something for Haitians as they are passing through a tough time...i have full faith and confidence that they will recoup. Please this is not in good taste to criticize a country when its reeling under such devastation. This is a message from India.
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Jan 16, 2010 @ 8:08 am
Jake, if you have no idea what to say don't say anything at all. "Good luck rebuilding?" I don't think you fully understand the events that took place in Haiti recently. Your comment proves it. Have you ever rebuilt something, let alone your home? These people have been struck with immense tragedy, and you wish them luck? Well they don't need luck, they need help.
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Jan 17, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
This Is So Sad. Devistating. I Really Hope They Recover. They Do Not Deserve This! :(
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Jan 22, 2010 @ 9:21 pm
Some facts about Haiti:
1. The 1st black nation in human history
2. Situated on a rich in nature caribbean island, its neighbor Dominic Rep. is a top tourist destination.
3. Since Haiti became independent out of European's hand, 90% forest was cut
4. Poorest country in the west hemisphere
5. 4 out of 5 live in poverty
6. the highest crime rate in the world
7. 50% women have been raped
8. Birth rate among the highest in the world
9. streets are controlled by gangs

Let's be honest, Haiti is a living hell before the quake. The magnitude of this earthquake is not comparable to 2008 Sichuan earthquake which causes 70,000 death toll, but people of China was be able to emerge quickly from the rubble. Not a single case of looting or rubbery took place. This time in Haiti, looters and mobs set roadblocks to rob UN supplies.

God help those who help themselves.
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Feb 11, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
wow thats sad of what happened in haiti. to shoe that i appreciate them i gave them $470 i saved it up for shopping but they need it more than i do... good luck to all my peps in haiti!!!
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Apr 20, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
wow this is sad i agree with Jasmine and for those of you guys commenting out there that are from there if you keep in touch with your old neighborhood friends and family let them know we are praying for them and to keep there faith!!
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May 24, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
wow haiti is the poorest country on the western hemisphere and they had this mass of earthquake and it is estimated to take ten years to make up from it i can not belive this well my idea would be to help them in any way possibe
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Jan 11, 2011 @ 10:22 pm
Over population is the problem, which in turn is the reason behind the deforestation of 99% of Haiti's original forest cover. Reforestation has proven to be a complete failure as the population cut down the newly planted trees for firewood. Many of Haiti's native animal and plant populations are now extinct. Let Haiti serve as a warning to all of mankind of the consequences of too many people and too few resources.

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