The Caribbean has long been recognized as one of the most dangerous for navigation. Tropical hurricanes, often “visiting” this region, bring with them many troubles. For example, Hurricane Gilbert (Spanish el Huracán Gilbert), which swept in 1988 at a speed of 320 km / h, left a strip of catastrophic destruction 4 km wide. and killed about 400 people. In 2004, Hurricane Jenny (Spanish el Huracán Jenny) killed 1,314 people in Haiti.
The Caribbean is a seismic zone. According to the observations of scientists, the Caribbean lithosphere plate is annually shifted east by almost 20 mm.
Due to the movements of the earth’s crust, the collision of the North American and Caribbean lithospheric plates became one of the most catastrophic earthquakes of recent years: on January 12, Continue reading
Cayman Islands – overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the West Indies, in the Caribbean. The capital is Georgetown. Currency – Cayman Islands Dollar. The official language is English.
The main occupations of the population are servicing tourists and raising turtles.
The tropical trade wind climate on the islands is conducive to the active development of tourism. The fauna and flora are few. Only coastal waters can boast an abundance of marine life. Breeding of sea turtles is the most important activity of local residents.
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The Dominican Republic is a fertile land, spread out in the east of the island of Haiti, surrounded by waves of the Caribbean Sea. The capital is the sultry Santo Domingo, the birthplace of reference cigars, the cradle of incendiary merengue.
The first association with the Dominican Republic – endless beaches of amazing beauty: with white sand, spreading palm trees, the gentle sea – indispensable attributes of a tropical paradise. But this is by no means the only thing that the country delights travelers with. There are many noteworthy sights: architecture, which incorporates island traditions and features of European styles, national parks with breathtaking nature. And also – a whole palette of entertainment for adepts of outdoor activities. The Dominican Republic lives in the rhythms of bachata and salsa, inviting everyone to plunge into the cheerful atmosphere of the world, where every day Continue reading