Covering an area of 27,750 sq. km (10,710 sq mi), Haiti is the 3rd largest country in the Caribbean, behind Cuba and the Dominican Republic. It occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola and consists of two peninsulas, separated by the Gonave Gulf.
As observed on the physical map of Haiti above, it’s a rugged mountainous land, dominated by three main massifs (mountain ranges). These are Massif de la Hotte, Massif de la Selle, and Massif du Nord.
The highest point is Pic La Stelle in the Massif De La Selle. It stands at 8,793ft (2,680m). Its position has been marked on the map by a yellow triangle.
Haiti has the 2nd longest coastline (1,771km/1,100mi) in the Caribbean, with Cuba having the longest La Gonave and La Tortue are it’s most significant islands.
Lake Azuei and Lake of Miragoane are the lakes of note. The only major river is the Artibonite; it rises in the Dominican Republic and flows across the border into Haiti. There are a few dozen smaller rivers and hundreds of (small) streams.
Haiti (officially, the Republic of Haiti) is divided into 10 departments. In alphabetical order, these departments are: Artibonite, Centre, Grand’Anse, Nippes, Nord, Nord-Est, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud, Sud-Est. These departments are further subdivided into 42 arrondissements, 145 communes and 571 communal sections.
Covering an area of 27,750 sq. km, Haiti is the 3rd largest and the most populous nation in the Caribbean. Located on a bay at the top of the Gulf of Gonave is, Port-au-Prince – the capital, the largest and the most populous city of Haiti. It is a major port, administrative and commercial center of the country.
Haiti is a large mountainous country located in the north-central Caribbean; occupying the western third of the Island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago. It is positioned in the Northern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. Haiti lies to the east of Cuba and Jamaica and to the south of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The country is bordered to the east by the Dominican Republic; to the west and south by the Caribbean Sea; and to the north by the Atlantic Ocean.
Haiti Bordering Countries: The Dominican Republic.
Regional Maps: Map of North America
|Legal Name||Republic of Haiti|
|18 32 N, 72 20 W|
|Total Area||27,750.00 km2|
|Land Area||27,560.00 km2|
|Water Area||190.00 km2|
|GDP Per Capita||$754.59|
This page was last updated on November 11, 2020