Central Range, Trinidad and Tobago

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The Central Range shown in a shaded relief map of Trinidad.

The Central Range is a mountain range on the island of Trinidad. It extends diagonally across the island and is a low-lying range with swampy areas rising to rolling hills. The tallest hills are Mount Tamana (307 m[1]), Mount Harris and Brigand Hill, all located in the northeastern portion of the range. The Central Range mountains are biodiverse, and are home to the Tamana Caves. Trinidad's, as well as one of the world's largest bat colony is located here. Howler monkeys can be found here and numerous species of birds as well.

There are numerous streams and clean springs that flow from the Central Range. However there are little waterfalls. The most spectacular falls are the Brasso Venado falls in Brasso Venado. Gran Couva falls, or Carmelita falls, are located in Gran Couva. To the north of the range are the Northern Lowlands (East-West Corridor and Caroni Plain).

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  1. ^ Day, M.J. and Chenoweth, M.S. 2004. The karstlands of Trinidad and Tobago, their land use and conservation. The Geographical Journal 170:256–266

Coordinates: 10°25′N 61°15′W / 10.417°N 61.250°W / 10.417; -61.250