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Gonâve, La

(Encyclopedia) Gonâve, La, oblong island (1991 est. pop. 79,188), 254 sq mi (658 sq km), in the Gulf of Gonaïves, Ouest dept., W Haiti. The largest of Hispaniola's smaller neighboring islands,…

range

(Encyclopedia) range, large area of land unsuited to cultivation but supporting native grasses and other plants suitable for livestock grazing. Principal areas in the western hemisphere are the…

Tularosa Basin

(Encyclopedia) Tularosa Basin, desert basin, c.6,500 sq mi (16,800 sq km), S N.Mex. and W Tex. From Texas east of El Paso the basin, an area of interior drainage, extends c.170 mi (275 km) to the…

drought

(Encyclopedia) drought, abnormally long period of insufficient rainfall. Drought cannot be defined in terms of inches of rainfall or number of days without rain, since it is determined by such…

Global Food Crisis

Food shortages and price increases spark violence and debate by Mark Hughes Food shortages have been reported worldwide. Related Links Year of the Potato Underreported…

Mongolia Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note Mongolia Index: People History Government and Political Conditions Economy Foreign Relations U.S.-Mongolian Relations PEOPLELife in sparsely populated…

Great Plains

(Encyclopedia) Great Plains, extensive grassland region on the continental slope of central North America. They extend from the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba south through…

Swaziland Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note Swaziland Index: People History Government and Political Conditions Economy Foreign Relations U.S.-Swaziland Relations PEOPLEThe majority of the…

Ethiopia Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note Ethiopia Index: Geography People History Government and Political Conditions Economy Defense Foreign Relations U.S.-Ethiopia Relations GEOGRAPHYEthiopia is…