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Haiti National Anthem

Haiti National Anthem
The Dessalines Song (La Dessalinienne)

Lyrics
For our country,
For our forefathers,
United let us march.
Let there be no traitors in our ranks!
Let us be masters of our soil.
United let us march
For our country,
For our forefathers.

For our forebears,
For our country
Let us toil joyfully.
May the fields be fertile
And our souls take courage.
Let us toil joyfully
For our forebears,
For our country.

For our country
And for our forefathers,
Let us train our sons.
Free, strong, and prosperous,
We shall always be as brothers.
Let us train our sons
For our country
And for our forefathers.

For our forebears,
For our country,
Oh God of the valiant!
Take our rights and our life
Under your infinite protection,
Oh God of the valiant!
For our forebears,
For our country.

For the flag,
For our country
To die is a fine thing!
Our past cries out to us:
Have a strong soul!
To die is a fine thing,
For the flag,
For our country.

Flag History

Adopted in May of 1803. the blue and red are taken from the French Tricolore due
to Haiti’s French origin. For official and state purposes, the flag is altered
with the national arms on a central white rectangle. This coat of arms depicts
a trophy of weapons ready to defend freedom, and a royal palm topped with a Cap
of Liberty representing the country’s independence.

Geographic Coordinates:
19 00 N, 72 25 W

Area:
27,750 sq km
Population:
9,203,083
Life Expectancy:
61.38 years
Government Type:
Republic
Capital:
Port-au-Prince
GDP:
$11.9 billion (2009 est.)
Currency:
Gourde (HTG)
Calling Code:
+509
Internet TLD:
.ht

 

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