Enriquillo, Lago

Enriquillo, Lago

(läg`ō ĕn'rēkē`lyō), salt lake, SW Dominican Republic, the largest lake of HispaniolaHispaniola
, Span. Española , second largest island of the West Indies, 29,530 sq mi (76,483 sq km), between Cuba and Puerto Rico. Haiti occupies the western third of the island and the Dominican Republic the remainder.
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 and the Caribbean islands, c.89 ft. (27 m) below sea level. Lago Enriquillo, which has no outlet, has a large and varied wildlife population, including flamingos and iguanas. It is situated close to the Haitian border. In the early 21st cent. the lake's waters increased significantly, leading to a doubling of the lake's surface area and the inundation of surrounding communities and farmland.
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