Caribbean Sea is located in South America. It is a sea in the Atlantic Ocean, to be found in the tropics of Western hemisphere. In geological terms the Caribbean area includes the Caribbean Sea and all of the islands situated to the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico, east of Central America and Mexico, and to the north of South America. Caribbean Sea is one of the largest seas in the world with an approximate area of 2,754,000 km². Caribbean Sea touches various bays and some of the world’s most exotic coastlines, which marks it as one of the most famous tourist attraction.

However, it is not what only formulates the Caribbean Sea, the mesmerizing span of water that it is; the popular tale as to how Columbus’s trip across a group of islands in this region. Thus he named those islands as ‘West Indies’. Afterwards the name ‘Caribbean’ was adopted to identify the region related to the Caribbean Sea. One of the key facts that add to the enthrallment of this sea is that Caribbean Sea is one of the deepest seas as well with the deepest point being 25,220 ft below the sea level. This point is located between Cayman Islands and Jamaica and is known as the Cayman Trough. The Caribbean Sea covers a vast segment of the sea area in the western hemisphere. This complete expanse communally makes the Caribbean Sea – one of the most diverse seas of the globe both geographically and ethnically.

April 5, 2011 | Afifa Gillani | No Comments | 592 views