Haiti 1

Haiti

Haiti Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Haiti occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola (the Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two thirds). Haiti is slightly larger than the state of Maryland, with an area of 27,750 square kilometers (10,714 square miles) including several islands. Three main mountain ranges, separated by open plains,

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Côte d'Ivoire 2

Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (which means "ivory coast" in French), on the south coast of the western bulge of Africa, has an area of 322,460 square kilometers (124,502 square miles). Comparatively, the area occupied by Côte d'Ivoire is slightly larger than the state of New Mexico.

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Pakistan 3

Pakistan

Pakistan Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Pakistan lies northwest of India and west of China. The country's name comes from the Urdu language (Pakistan's official language), meaning "Land of the Pure." It is approximately the size of Texas and its southern coast borders the Arabian Sea. The Hindu Kush and Himalayan mountain ranges of

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Iraq 4

Iraq

Iraq Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Iraq is located in southwestern Asia, in the heart of the Middle East. Its land area is comparable in size to California. There are four distinct land regions in Iraq. The Delta region is a broad plain in the southeast. To the west are the Steppe-Desert Plains, made

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Peru 5

Peru

Peru Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Peru is South America's third-largest country, with an area of 496,226 square miles (1,285,220 square kilometers), slightly smaller than the state of Alaska. Peru is divided into three contrasting topographical regions: the coast, the Andean highlands, and the Amazon rainforest to the east, with 18 rivers and 200

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Guatemala 6

Guatemala

Guatemala Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Guatemala is located in Central America. It has an area of 108,890 square kilometers (42,043 square miles), slightly smaller than the state of Tennessee. Because of its consistently temperate climate, Guatemala has been called the "Land of Eternal Spring." Crops such as coffee, sugar, bananas, and cocoa are

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Lebanon 7

Lebanon

Lebanon Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Situated on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon has an area of 4,015 square miles (10,400 square kilometers), about three-fourths the size of the state of Connecticut. The Lebanon Mountains are rugged. East of the Lebanon Mountains is the Bekaa Valley, an extremely fertile flatland. At

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Hungary 8

Hungary

Hungary Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Hungary is a landlocked country in the middle of Europe. It is a little smaller than Indiana, and is a land with fertile soil. Hungarian farmers grow enough wheat, corn, rye, potatoes, and some fruits, to feed its population. Even though many Hungarian farmers raise livestock, the quality

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Argentina 9

Argentina

Argentina Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Argentina is a wedge-shaped country, the second largest (after Brazil) in South America. In the west, it has the Andes Mountains, but the majority of Argentina's land is low. Because Argentina lies in the Southern Hemisphere, the winter months are May through August, and the warmest summer month

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Korea 10

Korea

Korea Recipes 1 GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT The Korean Peninsula is a large finger of land that extends south from the northeastern border of China into the ocean parallel to Japan. It is surrounded by the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea. Until World War II (1939–1945), Korea was a single country. After

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