Description: The Political Map of Cayman Islands showing names of capital city, towns, districts and boundaries with neighbouring countries.
The Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac are three islands which constitute the Cayman Islands in the Western Caribbean Sea. The islands are a British Overseas Territory.
The Islands are located to the northwest of Jamaica and south if Cuba. The group is also considered as a part of the Greater Antilles and Western Caribbean Zone.
The Cayman Ridge, also known as the Cayman Rise, has its peak near the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Trough is also located beside the Rise and is 6000 meters deep. The chasm is situated 6 kilometers to the south of the islands.
Miami, Florida is 700 kilometers away to the north, whereas Cuba lies 366 kilometers to the south. The Grand Cayman, as the name suggests is the largest of the three islands, covering an area of 197 km2. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are smaller islands and measure up to be 38 and 28.5 km2.
The islands were formed by converging coral reef heads. The Bluff is the highest point on the island and measures to be 141 feet above sea level. Most of the area is flat and low lying surrounded by many coral reef concealed within the waters around.
The Islands experience a warm tropical marine climate. The summers are long, warm and wet. The season lasts from May to October. The winters are dry and cool, lasting for about 5-6 months.
The area is characterized by local cyclones generating in the Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Ivan had struck a decade ago and caused major havoc.
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