The Isthmus of Panama divides North America and South America. The narrow Isthmus of Panama contains the country of Panama and the Panama Canal. The isthmus separates the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Panama and the Pacific Ocean.
The narrowest points of the Isthmus of Panama are the Isthmus of Darien to the east and the Isthmus of Chiriqui to the west. Overall the Isthmus of Panama is approximately 400 miles long east to west. It extends from the border of Colombia to the border of Costa Rica. Several different types of terrain are on the Isthmus of Panama, including coastal plains, mountains and rain forests.Learn More
The Prime Meridian passes through Greenwich, England. The original Royal Observatory, today's Flamsteed House, commemorates the establishment of the Prime Meridian with a museum and official denotations on the ground and, at night, in the sky of the line itself.Full Answer >
Many places begin with the letter "J," including the city of Johannesburg in South Africa. Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and is one of the most industrialized cities on the continent. It was established in 1886 and is 129.71 square miles in area.Full Answer >
Countries that have rainforests include the United States, Mexico, Belize and Indonesia. Other countries that have rainforests are Cameroon, Burma, Malaysia and the Philippines. Australia and Papua New Guinea also have rainforests. Rainforests are also found in the United Kingdom, Georgia, Russia, Japan, Korea and New Zealand.Full Answer >
A contour in geography refers to a line on a contour or topographical map that designates a specific and constant elevation above sea level. Contour lines are used to express a three-dimensional image of terrain on a two-dimensional piece of paper.Full Answer >