Trou Caïman

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Trou Caïman
Location Plaine du Cul-de-Sac
Coordinates 18°39′N 72°08′W / 18.650°N 72.133°W / 18.650; -72.133Coordinates: 18°39′N 72°08′W / 18.650°N 72.133°W / 18.650; -72.133
Type saline lake
Basin countries Haiti
Max. length 9 km (5.6 mi)
Max. width 3 km (1.9 mi)
Surface area 16 km² (6.2 mi²)

Trou Caïman (literally "Caiman's Hole" in French), sometimes called Eau Gallée by locals, is a saltwater lake in Haiti known for its excellent birdwatching opportunities. The lake is 9 km (5.6 mi) long, 3 km (1.9 mi) wide, and approximately 16 km² (6.2 mi²) in area.[1] It is located northeast of Croix-des-Bouquets in the Ouest Department on the Plaine du Cul-de-Sac rift valley nearby much larger saline lakes such as Lake Azuéi in Haiti, and Lake Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 22. ISBN 0-9638599-0-0.