(; ; ), officially the Republic of Haiti
(; ), is a country in the western hemisphere
, and is located on the island of Hispaniola
, in the Greater Antilles
archipelago of the Caribbean
. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island which it shares with the Dominican Republic
. Haiti is in size and has an estimated 10.6 million people, making it the most populous country in the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) and the third-most populous country in the Caribbean as a whole.