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)". Archived frae the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  3. Jon Henley (14 Januar 2010). "Haiti: a long descent to hell". The Guardian.