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    Haiti Geography - 1991

      Total area: 27,750 km2
      land area: 27,560 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Maryland

      Land boundary: 275 km with the Dominican Republic

      Coastline: 1,771 km

      Maritime claims:
      Contiguous zone: 24 nm
      Continental shelf: to depth of exploitation
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: claims US-administered Navassa Island

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

      Terrain: mostly rough and mountainous

      Natural resources: bauxite

      Land use: arable land 20%; permanent crops 13%; meadows and pastures 18%; forest and woodland 4%; other 45%; includes irrigated 3%

      Environment: lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding and earthquakes; deforestation; soil erosion

      Note: shares island of Hispaniola with Dominican Republic

      NOTE: The information regarding Haiti on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Haiti Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Haiti Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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