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La Gonave island, Haiti

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La Gonave island, Haiti

La Gonave, the largest of the satellite islands of Hispaniola, includes the Pointe-à-Raquette and Anse-à-Galets communes, and resides in the Ouest Department. It is a hilly, rocky island that receives up to 1,600 mm of rainfall yearly. In its past, La Gonave was a pirate base, and was later the place where criminals and other undesirables were sent. From the census a decade before, the population was estimated to be over 75,000.

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