North & Central America and the Caribbean region - Coggle Diagram
North & Central America and the Caribbean region
COUNTRIES OF NORTH AMERICA:
Mexico, the United States, Canada, Greenland, and the islands of the Caribbean region.
North: Arctic Ocean and Aleutian.
South: Caribbean Sea and Isthmus Islands.
East: North Atlantic Ocean.
West: North Pacific Ocean.
CHARACTERISTICS OF NORTH AMERICA
The biggest country of North America is Canada.
The smallest country of North America is St. Kitts and Nevis.
Greenland is part of North America along with some islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
North America can be divided in five main physical regions:
1. Western Physical Region
2. Great Plains
3. Canadian Shield
4. Eastern Region
5. Coastal Plains and Mexican Gulf
Central America is the subcontinent of the American continent.
Its territory goes from the isthmus of Tehuantepec in Mexico to the south of the Isthmus of Panama.
CHARACTERISTICS OF CENTRAL AMERICA
2. It is mostly a mountainous and rugged region.
3. The Tajumulco volcano (4,222 mts) located ins Guatemala is the highest.
4. Longest river with in Central America is Coco River with 680 km.
1. 7 independent countries: Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama.
THE CARIBBEAN REGION
A region full of islands, islets, and coral reefs.
The islands' topography varies, some are relatively flat with sandy soils, while others, especially the largest, have fertile land, mountains and even volcanoes.
CHARACTERISTICS OF CARIBBEAN
1. Some countries/islands: Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic.
2. Main biome: coral reefs and cays.
3. Reptiles, Fish and Birds on Mona Island, Puerto Rico.
4. Orchids and bromeliads are the most prominent flora in the tropical forests of the Caribbean.