Monkeys, tree frogs, iguanas, and snakes are abundant.
Central America can be roughly divided into a less populous Caribbean half and a slightly more congested Pacific coastal slope, separated by a sequence of relatively densely settled highland regions.
(Geologists and physical geographers sometimes extend the northern boundary to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Mexico.)Central America makes up most of the tapering isthmus that separates the Pacific Ocean, to the west, from the Caribbean Sea.
- Kannada sex chat app
- russian ladies online dating
- Chat connection adults adult1
- 1 on 1text chat dating free
The western band of Pacific coastal lowland is narrow and overshadowed by mountain ranges, and, except in Nicaragua and Honduras, the eastern plains along the Caribbean are also narrow.
Elevation steadily increases west of the Caribbean lowlands, until, toward the Pacific Coast, plateau highlands culminate in mountain ridges and some 40 volcanic cones, some of which attain elevations of more than 12,000 feet (3,700 metres).
At its narrowest point the isthmus is only about 30 miles (50 km) wide, and there is no location in Central America that is more distant than 125 miles (200 km) from the sea.
Humid swamps and lowlands extend along both the west and east coasts, but four-fifths of Central America is either hilly or mountainous.
Corn (maize), beans, and squash traditionally have been grown as staple foods.