central america is an ______linking North America and South America
What bodies of water border Central America?
Pacific Ocean to the west, Caribbean Sea to the east
What are the two major groups in the West Indies?
Greater Antilles and Lesser antilles...stretch from Florida to Venezuela.
Greater Antilles include:
Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Bahamas
Lesser Antilles include:
more than 20 small island countries
Some islands are ____ ____ and limestone
What type of latitudes and climates, winters and summers, does Central America have?
tropical latitudes, dryer winters, rainy summers
The interior has what kind of climate and how is it like?
cooler, highland climate, mountainous.
The pacific coast is often what?
What are the natural resources?
warm, sunny climate; millions of tourists 1. fertile soil especially in highland valleys. 2. fishing grounds, fish, lobsters, and shrimp. 3. gold, bauxite, nickel and oil
Natural disasters include
volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes