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The Pacific Coast is any coast fronting the Pacific Ocean. Rugged coast of the West Coast of New Zealand The coast is defined as the part of the land adjoining or near the ocean. ...

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Geography of the Pacific Coast

The Americas

The Pacific Coast is the western border of the Americas. World map showing the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere historically considered to consist of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ...

See also the Pacific Coast Highway in California. World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... The Pacific Northwest from space This page is about the region that includes parts of Canada and the US. For the US only region, see Northwestern United States The Pacific Northwest, abbreviated PNW, or PacNW is a region in the northwest of North America. ... Oregon coast at Brookings, Oregon. ... The Alaska Panhandle is the coast of the American state of Alaska, just west of the northern half of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... South Central Alaska consists of the portion of the U.S. state of Alaska from the shorelines and uplands of the Gulf of Alaska. ... It has been suggested that Canadas landforms be merged into this article or section. ... The Sunshine Coast is a region of the southern mainland coast of British Columbia, on the eastern shore of the Strait of Georgia, and just northwest of Greater Vancouver. ... Map of Central America Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. ... Map of Mexico States east of Isthmus of Tehuantepec represent 12. ... Baja California Peninsula (highlighted) The Baja California Peninsula or Lower California is a peninsula in the west of Mexico. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Map of Ecuador Ecuador is a country in Western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator (for which the country is named), between Colombia and Peru. ... Map of Chile Shaded relief map of Chile Topography This SeaWiFS image shows phytoplankton blooms running the length of the coast of Chile. ... Map of Peru Political map of Peru Economic activity in Peru Vegetation of Peru Geographic coordinates: Area: land: 1. ... Shaded relief map of Colombia Flooding in Colombia, April 2004 Land use map of Colombia, 1970 Economic activity map of Colombia, 1970 Geographic coordinates: // Geographers have devised different ways to divide Colombia into regions. ... State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Asia

In Japan, the Pacific (East) Coast area is one of six climate zones. Winters are cold, with lots of rainfall, and summers are hot and humid due to the southeast seasonal wind, and pickles are grown there. The Köppen Climate Classifications are the standard incriments by which geographers and climatologists classify the climate of a particular part of the world. ...


Australia and New Zealand

Australia's population is largely centred on the fertile land along the eastern, Pacific, coast. This includes the cities of Sydney and Brisbane. Coastal features of the northern section of this coast are dominated by the Great Barrier Reef. Tourism is an important industry to this region, with many surfing, diving, game fishing, and swimming locations along the coast. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, as well as the third largest city in Australia, with a greater metropolitan population of just under two million. ... The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest coral reef system,[1][2] composed of roughly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands, that stretch for 2,600 kilometres (1,616 mi) covering an area of approximately 344,400 km².[3][4] The reef is located in the Coral... Tourists at Oahu island, Hawaii Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ... Diving refers to the sport of acrobatically jumping or falling into water. ... Big-game fishing, sometimes called Offshore sport fishing or Offshore game fishing, is a form of recreational fishing, targeting large bony fish such as tuna and marlin in the open sea, often some distance from land and, in some fishing grounds, out of sight of land. ... This article concentrates on human swimming. ...


In New Zealand, the east coast of both main islands is met by the waters of the Pacific. In the North Island, much of this coast is covered by two large bays, the Bay of Plenty and Hawke Bay. In the South Island, a long, mainly straight coastline is broken by two peninsulas, Banks Peninsula and the Otago Peninsula. As with Australia, surfing and game fishing are major tourist attractions, and at Kaikoura whale watching is a popular attraction. North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... In geography, a bay or gulf is a collection of water that is surrounded by land on three sides. ... The Bay of Plenty, often abbreviated to BoP, is a region in the North Island of New Zealand situated around the body of water of the same name. ... NASA satellite photo of Hawke Bay Location of Hawke Bay Hawke Bay is a large bay on the eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The South Island The South Island is one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ... A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula (from the latin words paene insula, almost island) is a geographical landform consisting of an extension of a body of land from a larger body of land, surrounded by water on three sides. ... Banks Peninsula has a roughly circular shape, with many bays and two deep harbours. ... The Otago Peninsula is a long, rugged indented finger of land that forms the easternmost part of Dunedin, New Zealand. ... Kaikoura is a town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. ... Whale watching off the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine. ...


Geology of the Pacific Coast

The geology of the Pacific's rim is dominated by the Pacific Ring of Fire, a ring of volcanic and seismic activity encircling the ocean. Active and dormant volcanoes exist in many of the Pacific Rim countries, such as Mount St. Helens in the United States, Mount Ruapehu in New Zealand, Mount Erebus in Antarctica, and Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. This ring is also noted for earthquakes, with regions such as Japan, Indonesia, New Zealand and California being particularly prone to seismic tremors. This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The Pacific Ring of Fire The Pacific Ring of Fire is an area of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions encircling the basin of the Pacific Ocean. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the mountain in California see Mount Saint Helena. Mount St. ... Composite satellite image of Ruapehu Mount Ruapehu, or just Ruapehu, is an active stratovolcano, situated at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. ... Mount Erebus in Antarctica is the southernmost active volcano on Earth. ... Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, at the intersection of the borders of the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. ...


The earthquake faults that surround the pacific have also led to high mountain ranges surrounding much of the ocean's rim, notably the Rocky Mountains, the Andes (Cordillera de la Costa), Southern Alps, Australian Alps, Owen Stanley Range, as well as the mountains of Japan and Kamchatka. It has also led to several subduction island arcs, notably those of Japan and the Aleutian Islands. Rockies may also refer to the National League Baseball team, the Colorado Rockies. ... The Andes between Chile and Argentina Planes view of the Andes, Peru. ... Cordillera de la Costa means Mountains on the Coast. ... The Southern Alps is a mountain range which runs along the western side of the South Island of New Zealand. ... Looking across everlastings on Mt Hotham to Mt Feathertop; during winter these mountains are blanketed in snow The Australian Alps The Australian Alps are the highest mountain ranges of mainland Australia. ... Kamchatka is the home of many volcanoes. ... The Juan de Fuca plate sinks below the North America plate at the Cascadia subduction zone. ... An island arc is a type of archipelago formed by plate tectonics as one oceanic tectonic plate subducts under another and produces magma. ... Aleutians seen from space The Aleutian Islands (possibly from Chukchi aliat, island) are a chain of more than 300 small volcanic islands forming an island arc in the Northern Pacific Ocean, occupying an area of 6,821 sq mi (17,666 km²) and extending about 1,200 mi (1,900...


Wildlife of the Pacific Coast

Wildlife on the Pacific Coast includes (but is certainly not limited to): Various species of deer are commonly seen wildlife across the Americas and Eurasia. ...


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