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    Haiti Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/haiti/haiti_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic


      Geographic coordinates: 19 00 N, 72 25 W


      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean


      Area: total: 27,750 sq km
      land: 27,560 sq km
      water: 190 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Maryland


      Land boundaries: total: 360 km
      border countries: Dominican Republic 360 km


      Coastline: 1,771 km


      Maritime claims: contiguous zone: 24 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      continental shelf: to depth of exploitation
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM


      Climate: tropical; semiarid where mountains in east cut off trade winds


      Terrain: mostly rough and mountainous


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Chaine de la Selle 2,680 m


      Natural resources: bauxite, copper, calcium carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower


      Land use: arable land: 20.32%
      permanent crops: 12.7%
      other: 66.98% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 750 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding and earthquakes; periodic droughts


      Environment - current issues: extensive 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 agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection
      signed, but not ratified: Hazardous Wastes, Nuclear Test Ban


      Geography - note: shares island of Hispaniola with Dominican Republic (western one-third is Haiti, eastern two-thirds is the Dominican Republic)


      NOTE: The information regarding Haiti on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Haiti Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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