Belize Google Maps

Belize

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Belize (BZ). Explore satellite imagery of Belmopan, the capital city of Belize, on the Google Maps of Central America and the Caribbean below.

Belize (GPS: 17 15 N, 88 45 W) is located in Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Mexico. The country’s area measurements are total: 22,966 sq km; land: 22,806 sq km, water: 160 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly smaller than Massachusetts. The total irrigated land is 35 sq km (2012).

One of Belize’s essential features: Only country in Central America without a coastline on the North Pacific Ocean.

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Guatemala Google Maps

Guatemala

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Guatemala (GT). Explore satellite imagery of Guatemala City, the capital city of Guatemala, on the Google Maps of Central America and the Caribbean below.

Guatemala (GPS: 15 30 N, 90 15 W) located in Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Mexico, and bordering the Gulf of Honduras (Caribbean Sea) between Honduras and Belize. The country’s area measurements are total: 108,889 sq km; land: 107,159 sq km, water: 1,730 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly smaller than Pennsylvania. The total irrigated land is 3,375 sq km (2012).

One of Guatemala’s essential features: Despite having eastern and western coastlines (the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, respectively), there are no natural harbors on the west coast. Guatemala is one of the countries along the Ring of Fire, a belt of active volcanoes and earthquake epicenters bordering the Pacific Ocean. Up to 90% of the world’s earthquakes and some 75% of the world’s volcanoes occur within the Ring of Fire.

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Mexico Google Maps

Mexico

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Mexico (MX). Explore satellite imagery of Mexico City, Mexico’s capital city, on the Google Maps of North America below.

Mexico (GPS: 23 00 N, 102 00 W) located in North America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States. The country’s area measurements are total: 1,964,375 sq km; land: 1,943,945 sq km, water: 20,430 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly less than three times the size of Texas. The total irrigated land is 65,000 sq km (2012).

One of the essential features of Mexico: Strategic location on the southern border of the US. Mexico is one of the countries along the Ring of Fire, a belt of active volcanoes and earthquake epicenters bordering the Pacific Ocean. Up to 90% of the world’s earthquakes and some 75% of the world’s volcanoes occur within the Ring of Fire. The “Three Sisters” companion plants – winter squash, maize (corn), and climbing beans – served as the main crops for various North American Indian groups. All three originated in Mexico but then were widely disseminated through much of North America. Vanilla, the world’s most popular aroma, and flavor spice, also emanates from Mexico.

The Sac Actun cave system at 348 km (216 mi) is the longest underwater cave globally and the second-longest cave worldwide, after Mammoth Cave in the United States. Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize share the prominent Yucatan Peninsula that divides the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea. On the northern coast of Yucatan, near the town of Chicxulub (pronounce cheek-sha-loob), lie the remnants of a massive crater (some 150 km in diameter and extending well out into the Gulf of Mexico). Formed by an asteroid or comet when it struck the earth 66 million years ago, the impact is now widely accepted as initiating a worldwide climate disruption that caused a mass extinction of 75% of all the earth’s plant and animal species – including the non-avian dinosaurs.

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United States (USA) Google Maps

United States (USA)

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for the United States (USA) (US). Explore satellite imagery of Washington DC, the United States (USA), on the Google Maps of North America below.

United States (USA) (GPS: 38 00 N, 97 00 W) is located in North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico. The country’s area measurements are total: 9,833,517 sq km; land: 9,147,593 sq km, water: 685,924 sq km. This sovereign state is about half the size of Russia, about three-tenths the size of Africa, about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil), slightly larger than China, more than twice the size of the European Union. The total irrigated land is 264,000 sq km (2012).

Some of the essential features of the United States (USA): World’s third-largest country by size (after Russia and Canada) and by population (after China and India). Denali (Mt. McKinley) is the highest point in North America, and Death Valley, the lowest point globally. The western coast of the United States and southern coast of Alaska lies along the Ring of Fire, a belt of active volcanoes and earthquake epicenters bordering the Pacific Ocean. Up to 90% of the world’s earthquakes and some 75% of the world’s volcanoes occur within the Ring of Fire.

The Aleutian Islands are a chain of volcanic islands that divide the Bering Sea (north) from the central Pacific Ocean (south). They extend about 1,800 km westward from the Alaskan Peninsula. The archipelago consists of 14 larger islands, 55 smaller islands, and hundreds of islets. There are 41 active volcanoes on the islands, which form a large northern section of the Ring of Fire.

Mammoth Cave, in west-central Kentucky, is the world’s most extended known cave system with more than 650 km (405 miles) of surveyed passageways, which is nearly twice as long as the second-longest cave system, the Sac Actun underwater cave in Mexico – the world’s most comprehensive underwater cave system.

Kazuma Cave on the island of Hawaii is the world’s longest and deepest lava tube cave. It surveyed at 66 km (41 mi) long and 1,102 m (3,614 ft) deep.

Bracken Cave, outside of San Antonio, Texas, is the world’s largest bat cave. It is the summer home to the largest colony of bats in the world. An estimated 20 million Mexican free-tailed bats roost in the cave from March to October, making it the world’s largest known mammals concentration.

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