How Do You View Maps That Show the Physical Geography of Cuba?


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View physical maps of Cuba on MapsOfWorld.com, FreeWorldMaps.net and WorldAtlas.com. MapsOfWorld.com offers the most complete topographical map, while WorldAtlas.com names many of the most important geographical features in Cuba.

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MapsOfWorld.com shows elevations, mountain ranges, rivers, plateaus and plains, while FreeWorldMaps.net shows combined topography and political maps. WorldAtlas.com names some of the important features of Cuba such as Guantanamo Bay and some significant nearby islands such as the Isla de la Juventud.

Cuba features relatively flat terrain that flows gradually into hills made primarily of limestone. The coastal region of Cuba is the most mountainous in the country. In the far northwest of the country, an area known as Sierra de los Organos is hilly, with a few small mountains. The Sierra Maestra of Cuba's Southwest rises sharply from the coast, featuring Pico Turquino, the highest point in Cuba at 6,650 feet.

Cuba has few inland water areas, but those of note include the Zaza Reservoir and Laguna de Leche. The Zaza Reservoir is a man-made body of water that covers 43.8 square miles in area. Laguna de Leche is Cuba's largest lake at 25.9 square miles in area. Additionally, Cuba has almost 200 small rivers and narrow streams, many of which run dry every summer. The longest river in the country is the 230-mile long Cauto river.

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