Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Haiti

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HAITI
HAITI

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Haiti - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

509

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

RH

Internet country code

HT

GRC Country Code

HAI

Haiti - Languages

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French External is the official language. However, the language spoken by almost the whole population is Haitian Creole French External. 95% of the population understand no other language.

Personal names

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Women usually take their husband’s family name upon marriage. However, they may retain their own.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Haiti - Example address format

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Addresses are written in French. For information about thoroughfare types and other address strings, please refer to the chapter on France.

The Haitian postal authorities prefer that 'HT-' is placed before the postal codes, but the rules of the country from which the mail is sent must define if you do this - please refer to Formatting an international address.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Haiti - Post office box

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This is written Boîte Postale.

Haiti - Postal codes

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Postal codes consist of a block of 4 digits. The first digit refers to the department, the second to the district, the third to the commune and the fourth to the part of the commune.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Postal code format graphic

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Postal code format

Postal code specifics

n/a.

Postal code regular expression

\A\d{4,4}\Z

Postal code level of coverage

2

Place names in Haiti

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Refer to Exonyms in Haiti for full lists of place names in Haiti in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http:www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Haiti - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

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Haiti has 10 departments External (départements, singular - département), not used in addresses:

    Artibonite External
    Centre External
    Grand'Anse External
    Nippes External
    Nord External
    Nord-Est External
    Nord-Ouest External
    Ouest External
    Sud External
    Sud-Est External

Telephone numbers in Haiti

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Telephone numbers in Haiti have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 8 digits. Mobile numbers commence with 32-39 or 4.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External


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