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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° 0' N, 72° 15' W
Coastline km: 1,771 km km
Climate: tropical; semiarid where mountains in east cut off trade winds. Summer Max: 37°C (98°F); Summer Min: 29°C (84°F); Winter Max: 21°C (71°F); Winter Min: 17°C (62°F)
Terrain: mostly rough and mountainous
Elevation: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Chaine de la Selle 2,680 m
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
Currency: gourdes (HTG)
Population: 9,035,536 (July 2010)
Languages: French Creole, English, Spanish
Divisions: 10 departments (departements, singular - departement); Artibonite, Centre, Grand 'Anse, Nippes, Nord, Nord-Est, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud, Sud-Est
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|Surf Spots (2)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|Haiti The Point||- / -||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Jacmel||- / -||Right and left||Point-break||All surfers|
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By Tracy Tobin , 19 Sep
RE: - Thank you so much for the detailed information! It's a great part in the world!
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