|Highest Point||Pico Duarte (3098 m/10,164 ft)|
|Countries||Cuba (47%), Dominican Republic (21%), Haiti (12%), Bahamas (5%), Jamaica (5%), Puerto Rico (4%), Trinidad and Tobago (2%), Guadeloupe (1%)|
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
|Area||233,869 sq km / 90,297 sq mi|
Area may include lowland areas
|Extent||2,482 km / 1,543 mi North-South|
2,644 km / 1,643 mi East-West
|Center Lat/Long||21° 31' N; 77° 49' W|
|Map Link||Microsoft Bing Map|
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The islands of the Caribbean Sea and vicinity form one of the great archipelagos of the world. Although there are only four very large islands (Cuba, Hispanolia, Jamaica, Puerto Rico) in this group, they are very mountainous, and are joined by about twenty or so smaller islands with significant peaks in the long arc of the Lesser Antilles.
The area is entirely snow-free, and many of the summits are clad in deep-green tropical rain forest. So while not the place for icy alpine challenge, there is plenty of terrain here for any true mountain lover.
|Map of Caribbean Area|
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|Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Caribbean Area.|
|North America||Level 1 (Parent)|
|         Alaska-Yukon Ranges||Level 2 (Sibling)|
|         North America Arctic Islands||Level 2 (Sibling)|
|         Pacific Ranges||Level 2 (Sibling)|
|         Intermountain West||Level 2 (Sibling)|
|         Rocky Mountains||Level 2 (Sibling)|
|         North America Plains||Level 2 (Sibling)|
|         Appalachian Mountains||Level 2 (Sibling)|
|         Central Mexican Ranges||Level 2 (Sibling)|
|         Central America Ranges||Level 2 (Sibling)|
|         Caribbean Area||Level 2|
|                 Northeast West Indies||Level 3 (Child)|
|                 Cuba||Level 3 (Child)|
|                 Jamaica||Level 3 (Child)|
|                 Hispaniola||Level 3 (Child)|
|                 Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands||Level 3 (Child)|
|                 South Coastal Caribbean||Level 3 (Child)|
|                 Lesser Antilles||Level 3 (Child)|
Major Peaks of the Caribbean Area
Photos of Peaks in the Caribbean Area
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