Caribbean Geography Ginny Laskowski Paul Kubler
The Countries of the Caribbean <ul><li>Antigua & Barbuda  </li></ul><ul><li>The Bahamas </li></ul><ul><li>Barbados </li></...
The Bahamas <ul><li>Nassau - capital </li></ul><ul><li>Popular vacation spot </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of over 700 island...
Cuba <ul><li>Capital – Havana </li></ul><ul><li>Largest island in the Caribbean </li></ul><ul><li>more then ½ of Cuba – hi...
Dominican Republic <ul><li>Capital – Santo Domingo  </li></ul><ul><li>Takes up 2/3 of the island Hispaniola </li></ul><ul>...
Haiti <ul><li>Capital – Port-Au-Prince </li></ul><ul><li>Also lies on Hispaniola </li></ul><ul><li>Made up of 2 peninsulas...
Jamaica <ul><li>Capital - Kingston </li></ul><ul><li>Nearest neighbor – Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Covers 4,244 square miles <...
Puerto Rico <ul><li>Capital – San Juan </li></ul><ul><li>Territory of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>San Juan – best ...
 
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Caribbean Geography

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

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