Île De La Gonâve (island) Also called: Gonava Island, Gonave Island, La Gonave, La Gonave Island
Region: Ouest, Haiti
Île De La Gonâve is a island in the region of Ouest, the country of Haiti with an average elevation of 281 meter above sea level. The area is mildly densely populated with 158 people per km2 . The nearest town larger than 50,000 inhabitants takes about 3:35 hour by local transportation.
Île De La Gonâve can have destructive (viii) earthquakes (on average one every 50 years), with occurances at >7 Richter. When a strong earthquake occurs, damage will be slight in specially designed structures but considerable in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Heavy furniture is moved. Poorly built structures will be demolished. Flooding risk is very high. There is a low chance of cyclones hitting Île De La Gonâve.
July is warmest with an average temperature of 31.3 °C at noon. January is coldest with an average temperature of 16.7 °C at night. Île De La Gonâve has no distinct temperature seasons, the temperature is relatively constant during the year. The temperatures at night are cooler than during daytime. September is on average the month with most sunshine. Rainfall and other precipitation peaks around October. The time around December is driest.
The landscape is mostly covered with mosaic croplands/vegetation. The climate is classified as a tropical savanna (winter dry season), ,. The soil in the area is high in nitosols, andosols (nt), soil with deep, clay-enriched lower horizon with shiny ped surfaces.
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