Countries Beginning with H

Haiti

Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere and the only independent French-speaking state in Latin America, occupies the western third of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. While the neighboring country of the Dominican Republic is known in Europe as a popular holiday destination, Haiti was not remembered by Europeans until the 2010 earthquake.

  • Continent/Region: North America
  • Languages: Haitian, French
  • Capital: Port-au-Prince
  • Currency: Gourde (HTG)

Honduras

Honduras is a small and relatively sparsely populated country in Central America. Honduras – known as the “Banana Republic” – is an agricultural state: bananas, coffee and more and more palm oil are exported.

  • Continent/Region: North America
  • Language: Spanish
  • Capital: Tegucigalpa
  • Currency: Lempira (HNL)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a metropolis and special administrative zone on the south coast of the People’s Republic of China in the estuary of the Pearl River. With over seven million residents on 1104 square kilometers and an important economic and financial sector, Hong Kong is one of the world’s cities. Hong Kong is one of the most liberal market economies in the world.

  • Continent/Region: East Asia
  • Languages: English, Chinese
  • Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

Hungary

Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The decline of the Soviet Union began here in 1989. The change from a planned to a market economy initially presented a major challenge. Hungary has been a member of the European Union since 2004. The current currency is the forint. In 2020, after the Exchange Rate Mechanism II has been met, the euro will be introduced.

  • Continent/Region: East Europe
  • Language: Hungarian
  • Capital: Budapest
  • Currency: Forint (HUF)

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