Description: The Physical Map of Central America showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, seas, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
Central America is considered to be a subcontinent and lies in the center of the American geographic region. It is the southernmost, isthmus-like portion of the North American continent and connects it with South America.
Central America included the hotspot of Mesoamerican biodiversity and extends from northern Guatemala to the central Panama. It is bordered by Mexico in the north and the Caribbean Sea in the east. It is surrounded by North Pacific Ocean in the west and has Colombia on its south-east, the southern-most point of North America.
Central America covers only 0.1% of the surface of the earth. Geographically, the Central America is the tapering isthmus on the southern North America. It has unique and varied features which extend from the north-western borders of Belize and Guatemala to the Isthmus of Panama.
It connects to the Colombian Lowlands in South America. This subcontinent has the Pacific Ocean to its southwest. The Caribbean Sea lies to its northeast and the Gulf of Mexico lies on the northern side. Most of the Central American portion is set on the Caribbean Plate. The major mountain ranges comprise of the longest Sierra Madre de Chiapas, the Cordillera de Talamanca and the Cordillera Isabelia.
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