NORTH AMERICA GENERAL AND CARIBEAN REGION. - Coggle Diagram
NORTH AMERICA GENERAL
AND CARIBEAN REGION.
FIVE PHYSICAL REGIONS OF NORTH AMERICA:
North America is divided in 5 physical regions. Within these regions are all the major
types of biomes in the world. A biome is a community of animals and plants
spreading over an extensive area with a relatively uniform climate. Some diverse
biomes represented in North America include desert, grassland, tundra, and coral
Hydrography: Central America does not have much
rivers due to their isthmic geography. The longest river is
Usumacinta with 1,100km. It starts in Guatemala and flows
in the Gulf of Mexico. The 680km Coco River is the
the longest in Central America. Starts in Honduras
and ends at Cabo, Nicaragua.
It is primarily a mountainous and rugged region.
The mountain system of North America
continues in Central America where it is called
the Central Mountain Range that runs through all
countries in this region. Has many
volcanoes, about 60 volcanoes in the interior
'' inactive '' and 31 on the Pacific coast
''active''. The Tajumulco volcano is the
highest peak in Guatemala and the entire center
America with an altitude of 4222 meters.
the sea level
Climate: The tropical climate is the
dominant, although it also depends on the
altitude. Rainfall is abundant, especially in
This region includes more than 7,000 islands, islets, and coral reefs.
The islands and islets vary in its topography; some are relatively flat with sandy soils, while others, especially the largest, have fertile land, mountains and even volcanoes.