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Haiti: Geography#

LocationCaribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic
Geographic Coordinates19 00 N, 72 25 W 19.0,-72.416664
Area total: 27,750 sq km
land: 27,560 sq km
water: 190 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 376 km
border countries: Dominican Republic 376 km
Coastline1,771 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Chaine de la Selle 2,680 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Chaine de la Selle 2680 m; Montagne 1434 m; Pic de Macaya 2347 m

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Terrainmostly rough and mountainous
Natural Hazardslies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding and earthquakes; periodic droughts
Natural Resourcebauxite, copper, calcium carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 36.04%
permanent crops: 10.09%
other: 53.87% (2011)
Climatetropical; semiarid where mountains in east cut off trade winds
Irrigated Land970 sq km (2009)
Renewable Water Resources14.03 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesextensive deforestation (much of the remaining forested land is being cleared for agriculture and used as fuel); soil erosion; inadequate supplies of potable water
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection
signed, but not ratified: Hazardous Wastes
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Port-au-Prince; Carrefour; Delmas; Petionville; Gonaives
According to Geonames: Port-au-Prince; Carrefour; Delmas 73; Pétionville; Port-de-Paix

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Important Cities
Geography-noteshares island of Hispaniola with Dominican Republic (western one-third is Haiti, eastern two-thirds is the Dominican Republic)