Pic Macaya National Park

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Pic Macaya National Park
Parc National Pic Macaya
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Pic Macaya National Park
Map showing the location of Pic Macaya National Park
Location Haiti
Coordinates 18°22′17″N 74°01′13″W / 18.37139°N 74.02028°W / 18.37139; -74.02028Coordinates: 18°22′17″N 74°01′13″W / 18.37139°N 74.02028°W / 18.37139; -74.02028
Area 55 km2 (21 sq mi)[1]

Pic Macaya National Park (French: Parc National Pic Macaya) is one of two national parks of the Republic of Haiti. It is located in the southern part of the country, and features the country's last stand of virgin cloud forest. Elevations in the rugged park reach a maximum height of 2,347 meters (7,700 feet) above sea level at Pic Macaya (Macaya Peak), the second highest point in Haiti behind Pic la Selle.[2] The mountains are mainly karstic and volcanic.[3] The park features some endangered plant and animal life, including some endemic to the island of Hispaniola.

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  1. ^ Paul Clammer; Michael Grosberg; Jens Porup (1 October 2008). Dominican Republic and Haiti. Lonely Planet. p. 327. ISBN 978-1-74104-292-4. 
  2. ^ Schutt-Ainé, Patricia; Staff of Librairie Au Service de la Culture (1994). Haiti: A Basic Reference Book. Miami, Florida: Librairie Au Service de la Culture. p. 20. ISBN 0-9638599-0-0. 
  3. ^ Woodring, Wendel P.; Brown, Burbank (1924). Geology of the republic of Haiti. Port-au-Prince.