Description: The Physical Map of Belize showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, ocean, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
Belize is a country situated in Central America on the Yucatan Peninsula. The country is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the east with a 386 kilometer long coastline. The country has a total area of 22,960 square kilometers out of which 22,800 square kilometer is land and 160 square kilometers is water. The country lies between 17 degrees north latitude and 88 degrees west longitude. The country is surrounded by many islands and coral reefs. The Belize Barrier Reef is the longest reef in the western hemisphere.
The climate of the country is generally tropical with two distinct hot and rainy seasons. The terrain is dominated by a swampy coastal plain and low lying mountains to the south. The highest point on the mainland is called Victoria Peak as it rests at 1,122 meters. The lowest point rests at mean sea level.
The southern part of the country is taken up by the Cockscomb and Maya Mountain Range and their basins. The north is watered by many rivers and streams of which the Belize River is the longest as it flows for 290 kilometers. The Chetumal Bay lines the northern border. The other important rivers include the Sibun, Hondo and Monkey rivers.
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