Hispaniola

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Hispaniola
La Española (Spaingie)
Ispayola (Haitian Creole)
Hispaniola (NASA World Wind).jpg
Hispaniola (orthographic projection).svg
Geografie
LocationCaribbean
Coordinates19°N 71°W / 19°N 71°W / 19; -71
AirchipelagaeGreater Antilles
Aurie76,480 km2 (29,530 sq mi)
Aurie rank22nd
Coastline3,059 km (1,900.8 mi)
Heichest elevation3,175 m (10,417 ft)[1]
Heichest pointPico Duarte
Admeenistration
Demografics
Population18,943,000[2] (2005)
Pop. density241.5 /km2 (625.5 /sq mi)

Hispaniola (Spaingie: La Española; Haitian Creole: Ispayola; Taíno: Ayiti[3]) is a major Caribbean island comprisin the twa sovereign naitions o Haiti an the Dominican Republic. The island is locatit atween Cuba tae the wast an Puerto Rico tae the east.

Hispaniola is the steid o the first European colonies foondit bi Christopher Columbus on his voyages in 1492 an 1493. It is the tent-maist-populous island in the warld, an the maist populous in the Americas. It is the seicont lairgest island in the Caribbean (efter Cuba) an the 22nt-lairgest island in the warld.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Highest Elevation, CIA World Factbook
  2. United Nations World Population Prospects (2008 edition)
  3. Jon Henley (14 Januar 2010). "Haiti: a long descent to hell". The Guardian.