The Caribbean (Spanish Mar Caribe; English Caribbean Sea) – one of the most beautiful tropical seas, part of the Atlantic Ocean. The marginal semi-enclosed sea is bounded by Central and South America from the south and west, and by the Antilles from the east and north (thanks to which the sea has a second name – Antilles).
In the north-west, the sea through the Yucatan Strait (Spanish Yucatán Channel) communicates with the Gulf of Mexico; through many inter-island straits – with the Atlantic Ocean; and in the southwest, through the artificially constructed 80 kilometer waterway (Panama Canal) – with the waters of the Pacific Ocean. The region where the Caribbean Sea is located is known as the Caribbean. The coasts of the following countries are washed by sea waters: in the south – Colombia, Venezuela and Panama; in the Continue reading