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  • 1. Caribbean Geography Ginny Laskowski Paul Kubler
  • 2. The Countries of the Caribbean
    • Antigua & Barbuda
    • The Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Cuba
    • Dominica
    • Dominican Republic
    • Grenada
    • Haiti
    • Jamaica
    • Puerto Rico
    • Saint Kitts & Nevis
    • Saint Lucia
    • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
    • Trinidad & Tobago.
    These are the countries that make up the Caribbean geographically Red – countries that make up the Caribbean culturally
  • 3. The Bahamas
    • Nassau - capital
    • Popular vacation spot
    • Consists of over 700 islands
    • Only 30 are inhabited
    • Clear, shallow water – sea floor
    • Experiences warm weather all year round
    • Summer = rainy season
    • Northern islands – more rainfall
  • 4. Cuba
    • Capital – Havana
    • Largest island in the Caribbean
    • more then ½ of Cuba – hills and valleys
    • Many mountain ranges
    • Over 200 rivers and streams
    • Climate – warm and humid
    • Dry season – November to April
    • Hot/Wet season – May to October
    • Hurricanes are frequent
  • 5. Dominican Republic
    • Capital – Santo Domingo
    • Takes up 2/3 of the island Hispaniola
    • Largest country in the Caribbean
    • Highest and lowest points in Caribbean
    • Ciabo – big farming area
    • Climate – hot and humid (along southern and eastern coasts)
    • Temperature – high 90’s in summer (August is hottest)
  • 6. Haiti
    • Capital – Port-Au-Prince
    • Also lies on Hispaniola
    • Made up of 2 peninsulas
    • Coffee and Cacao – grown in mountains
    • Sugar cane and rice – grown in Aribonite Valley
    • Grow crops on mountains – soil erosion
    • Climate – warm and only mildly humid
    • Spring & autumn – rainy
    • Hurricane season – June to October
  • 7. Jamaica
    • Capital - Kingston
    • Nearest neighbor – Cuba
    • Covers 4,244 square miles
    • 80% - mountainous land
    • Climate – tropical (rainfall varying in different regions)
    • May & October = rainy
    • June – November - hurricanes
  • 8. Puerto Rico
    • Capital – San Juan
    • Territory of the United States
    • San Juan – best natural ports in Caribbean
    • Early 1900’s – deforestation = few animal species
    • Climate – mildly tropical (warm & sunny)
    • Has been hit severely by hurricanes in the past
  • 9.