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Ms Alta Jean Baptiste
Civil Protection Directorate
Minister of Interior
Rue de La Reunion
Port au Prince, Haiti
Tel: 509 228-2537
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Synopsis of Haiti

Location:

19 00 N, 72 25 W

Area:

27,750 km2 (land=27,560 km2; water=190 km2)

Coastline:

1,771 km

Climate:

Tropical; semiarid where mountains in east cut off trade winds

Terrain:

Mostly rough and mountainous

Lowest Point:

Caribbean Sea 0 m

Highest Point:

Chaine de la Selle 2, 680m

Natural Resources:

Bauxite, copper, calcium, carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower

Natural hazards:

Hurricanes (June –November), Flooding, earthquakes; periodic droughts

Environmental issues:

Extensive deforestation, soil erosion, inadequate supplies of potable water

Population:

9,035,536 (July 2009est.)

Ethnic groups:

Black 95%, other 5%

Languages:

French, Creole

 


 


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