Pic Macaya

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Pic Macaya
Pic Macaya is located in Haiti
Pic Macaya
Pic Macaya
Highest point
Elevation 2,347 m (7,700 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,097 m (6,880 ft) [1]
Listing
Coordinates 18°22′57″N 74°01′30″W / 18.38250°N 74.02500°W / 18.38250; -74.02500Coordinates: 18°22′57″N 74°01′30″W / 18.38250°N 74.02500°W / 18.38250; -74.02500[1]
Geography
Location Haiti

Pic Macaya (Macaya Peak) is the second-highest mountain in Haiti (after Pic la Selle) and the fifth-highest in the Caribbean, rising to an elevation of 2,347 metres (7,700 feet) above sea level. It is located in the Massif de la Hotte, 36 kilometres (22 miles) northwest of Les Cayes and 195 km (121 mi) west of Port-au-Prince. The mountain is located in the Pic Macaya National Park.

Pic Macaya is a source of water generation and has rich soil that support its dense pine forests. It has a high concentration of biodiversity with numerous endemic species and is also a nesting location for the endangered Black-capped petrel.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Central America and Caribbean Ultra-Prominence Page". Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  2. ^ Woods CA, Sergile FE, Ottenwalder JA. Stewardship plan for the national parks and natural areas of Haiti. Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida; 1992.

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