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Windward Passage Between Cuba and Hispaniola

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February 26th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Cuba and Haiti - February 11th, 2011

The Windward Passage is a strait in the Caribbean Sea, between the islands of Cuba (left, fully visible in the full image) and Hispaniola (right, comprising the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the latter visible in the full image).

More specifically, the 80km wide strait lies between the easternmost region of Cuba and the northwest of Haiti. Just east of the strait lies the Gulf of Gonâve, along the west coast of Haiti. The large island in the middle of the gulf is Gonâve Island.

Other important bodies of water visible include Étang Saumâtre (also known as Lake Azuei) and Lake Enriquillo, in the Hispaniolan rift valley, east of Port-au-Prince Bay. The former (left) is located in Haiti, while the latter (right) is in the Dominican Republic.

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