Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. It has a population of around 11 million people and a diverse culture influenced by African, French, and indigenous traditions. The official language is Haitian Creole, and the country has a history of political instability and economic challenges. Despite these challenges, Haiti is known for its vibrant arts and culture, including music, dance, and visual arts. The country is also home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as the Citadelle Laferrière and the National History Park.