A Haitian is an inhabitant or citizen of Haiti. A Haitian can be also a person born abroad to a Haitian parent or a foreigner living in Haiti who acquired Haitian citizenship.Continue Reading
Most ethnic Haitians are of mixed French and Creole descent. Two types of persons are considered Haitian citizens under Haiti's Constitution including any person whose mother or father is a native-born citizen of Haiti. Also any foreigner living in Haiti who has had a continuous period of Haitian residence for five years. Five-year foreign residents can apply for citizenship and will have the right to vote, but are ineligible to hold public office until five years after their date of naturalization.
A person born in Haiti does not automatically receive Haitian citizenship. The Haitian Constitution of 2012 re-legalizes dual citizenship, allowing for Haitians living abroad to own land and run for Haitian political office (except for offices of president, prime minister, senator or member of the lower house of Parliament).Learn more about Caribbean
Haiti is a small island country that is located in the Caribbean between Cuba and Puerto Rico. Haiti and the Caribbean are located between North and South America, and they are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.Full Answer >
Haiti is a mountainous, tropical island with long coastlines and very rugged terrain. Haiti encompasses the western third of Hispaniola Island in the Caribbean Sea and is primarily made up of two peninsulas separated by the Gulf of Gonave.Full Answer >
Countries that surround Cuba include the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua, Aruba, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Mexico and the United States. Cuba is an island nation surrounded by many other island countries nearby in the Caribbean.Full Answer >
Guantanamo Bay is located on the northern tip of Cuba, facing Jamaica and Haiti. It is located in the area formerly called the Oriente Province.Full Answer >