Biodiversity in Belize
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NASA Altitude map of Belize: Click for a larger image
Elevations in Belize: Click for larger image

Compared to other Central American Countries, Belize is of only low elevation. The highest point is Doyles delight in the Southern Maya Mountains with a height of 1124 m (3687'). Previously it was thought that the Victoria Peak north of the Cockscomb basin was the highest (1120 m, 3675').

The picture to the left is a browse shaded relief image of Belize created from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data by NASA and gives a good impression of the landscape. Click on the image to see all of Central America (beware: large file; 417 kb).

The picture to the right was generated using GIS software and indicates the 200 m (656') contour lines. Click for a larger image.


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