Tag: Geography

Andean Foothills: Location, Social Reality, Importance

The Andean foothills are minor geological formations, desert-like in appearance, derived from a mountain system that in some cases reaches the sea and forms great abysses. The foothills exist in the extensions of all the mountain systems of the world but, when it comes to the Andes, they are known as Andean foothills. Although it

Bioclimatic Zones Of Colombia And Their Characteristics

The bioclimatic zones in Colombia  are the tropical rain forest, the tropical mountain, the tropical savanna, the tropical desert and the páramo. These areas have unique conditions of fauna, flora and vegetation, climate and soils.  All this is determined by the geographical location, the relief and the atmospheric aspect so characteristic of the South American

Soil Stratification: Main Characteristics And Causes

The stratification of the soil is the way in which sediments accumulate soil over each other in layers. Soil formation is a process that takes millions of years, and in that time hundreds of thousands of layers of different materials have accumulated. Rock or layered soils are made up of visible layers of sediment, which

6 Advantages Of Colombia’s Geographical Position

The advantages of Colombia’s geographic position are related to its geographic position for climate or trade. The Republic of Colombia is a transcontinental country located predominantly in the northwestern region of the South American continent with some territories corresponding to North America. This country is limited to the northwest by Panama, to the east by Venezuela

What Are The Plateaus Of Honduras? (and Its Features)

The plateaus of HondurasThey are distributed in the mountain ranges that make up 80% of its territory. A plateau is a tall, flat landform that rises sharply above the surrounding area on at least one side. Honduras is the most mountainous country in Central America and has distinct series of mountain ranges that divide the

Lithology: History, What It Studies, Types

The lithology is a branch of geology that is responsible for studying the characteristics of the various types of rocks that exist on Earth. The term comes from Latin: litho (rock) + logia (study of). Lithology does not study deep features of rocks in general, but rather focuses on the surface features of rocks. That

What Is The Astronomical Position Of Europe?

The astronomical position of Europe is 35 degrees north latitude to 75 degrees north latitude and from 25 degrees west longitude to 35 degrees east longitude. The reason for the change in direction from west to east longitude is because the prime meridian is at zero degrees. Europe is located in the northern hemisphere and

Coastal Mountain Region: Location, Flora, Fauna, Climate

The Costa Montaña Region  is the territory located to the northwest or north-west of Venezuela. It limits to the north and west with the Caribbean Sea, to the south with the Marabina Depression and to the east with the Yaracuy depression. The States of Vargas, Miranda, Táchira, Mérida, Carabobo, Sucre, Nueva Esparta, Zulia, Falcón, Aragua and

What Are Map Scales For?

The map scales used to determine the relationship between a distance on the map and the corresponding distance on the earth ‘s surface. When you want to represent a large object, the only viable way is reduction. It is impossible to represent it in its original size. Cartography is the science and technique that makes geographic