Description: The Physical Map of Caribbean showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, seas, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
The Caribbean region consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some are located in the Caribbean Sea and some border the North Atlantic Ocean) and other islets and water bodies. The region is located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the mainland of North America mainland. It is situated to the east of Central America with South America on its north.
The region is a part of the Caribbean Plate which comprises of about 700 islands, reefs as well as cays. The Caribbean islands are made of the Greater Antilles in the north and the Lesser Antilles in the south. The eastern region includes the Leeward Antilles which are a part of the West Indies group. This also includes the Lucayan Archipelago which comprises the Bahamas and the Caicos Islands.
There are large variations in the geography and the climate of the Caribbean region. Some islands have a flat terrain and are of non-volcanic origin. These islands include Aruba which possesses only minor volcanoes, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Bonaire, Saint Croix, the Bahamas and Antigua. The islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Dominica, Trinidad & Tobago, etc. possess rugged and towering mountain-ranges.
The trench of Puerto Rico which is located on the borders of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea is said to be the deepest point in all of the Atlantic Ocean.
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