Haiti enjoys a tropical
climate and the weather is generally hot and humid, with sultry, warm
nights. The rainy season runs from October to May and there are often
severe storms during the hurricane season, between June and October,
when there is the risk of flooding and hurricanes.
One of Haiti's two official
languages is French, which is the principal written and administratively
authorized language. It is spoken by all educated Haitians, is spoken in
schools, and is used in the business sector.
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.
Port-au-Prince is capital and largest city of the Caribbean nation of
Haiti. The city's official population was 704, 776 as of the 2003