Mountain peaks of the Caribbean

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This article comprises three sortable tables of major mountain peaks of the islands of the Caribbean Sea.

Topographic elevation is the vertical distance above the reference geoid, a precise mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. Topographic prominence is the elevation difference between the summit and the highest or key col to a higher summit. Topographic isolation is the minimum great circle distance to a point of higher elevation.

This article defines a major mountain peak as a summit with at least 500 meters (1,640 ft) of topographic prominence. An ultra prominent peak is a summit with at least 1,500 meters (4,921 ft) of topographic prominence.

Highest major summits

The following sortable table lists the 15 highest mountain peaks of the Caribbean with at least 500 meters (1,640 ft) of topographic prominence.

The 15 Highest Major Mountain Peaks of the Caribbean
Rank Mountain Peak Nation Island Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Pico Duarte[1] PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 3098 m
10,164 feet
3098 m
10,164 feet
941 km
584 miles
2 La Pelona[2] PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 3085 m
10,121 feet
3085 m
10,121 feet
1.5 km
0.93 miles
3 Loma Alto de la Bandera PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 2842 m
9,324 feet
1502 m
4,928 feet
45 km
28 miles
4 Pic la Selle[3] PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2680 m
8,793 feet
2650 m
8,694 feet
127 km
79 miles
5 Pic Macaya PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2347 m
7,700 feet
2087 m
6,847 feet
216 km
134 miles
6 Loma Gajo en Medio PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 2279 m
7,477 feet
1779 m
5,837 feet
57 km
36 miles
7 Blue Mountain Peak[4] PB  Jamaica Island of Jamaica 2256 m
7,402 feet
2256 m
7,402 feet
272 km
169 miles
8 Pico Real del Turquino[5] PB  Cuba Island of Cuba 1974 m
6,476 feet
1974 m
6,476 feet
219 km
136 miles
9 La Grande Soufrière[6] PB  Guadeloupe île de Basse-Terre 1467 m
4,813 feet
1467 m
4,813 feet
706 km
439 miles
10 Morne Diablotins[7] PB  Dominica Island of Dominica 1447 m
4,747 feet
1447 m
4,747 feet
67 km
42 miles
11 Montagne Pelée[8] PB  Martinique Island of Martinique 1397 m
4,583 feet
1397 m
4,583 feet
80 km
50 miles
12 Cerro de Punta[9] PB  Puerto Rico Island of Puerto Rico 1338 m
4,390 feet
1338 m
4,390 feet
432 km
268 miles
13 Gran Piedra PB  Cuba Island of Cuba 1249 m
4,098 feet
NA 127 km
79 miles
14 La Soufrière[10] PB  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Island of Saint Vincent 1234 m
4,049 feet
1234 m
4,049 feet
162 km
101 miles
15 Mount Liamuiga[11] PB  Saint Kitts and Nevis Island of Saint Kitts 1156 m
3,793 feet
1156 m
3,793 feet
190 km
118 miles
16 Pico San Juan PB  Cuba Island of Cuba 1140 m
3,740 feet
NA 409 km
254 miles

Most prominent summits

The following sortable table lists the 15 most topographically prominent mountain peaks of the Caribbean.

The first seven of these summits each have at least 1,500 meters (4,921 ft) of topographic prominence. See the List of Ultras in the Caribbean for a table of all summits with at least 1,500 meters (4,921 ft) of topographic prominence.

The 15 Most Topographically Prominent Mountain Peaks of the Caribbean
Rank Mountain Peak Nation Island Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Pico Duarte[1] PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 3098 m
10,164 feet
3098 m
10,164 feet
941 km
584 miles
2 Pic la Selle[3] PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2680 m
8,793 feet
2650 m
8,694 feet
127 km
79 miles
3 Blue Mountain Peak[4] PB  Jamaica Island of Jamaica 2256 m
7,402 feet
2256 m
7,402 feet
272 km
169 miles
4 Pic Macaya PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2347 m
7,700 feet
2087 m
6,847 feet
216 km
134 miles
5 Pico Real del Turquino[5] PB  Cuba Island of Cuba 1974 m
6,476 feet
1974 m
6,476 feet
219 km
136 miles
6 Loma Gajo en Medio PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 2279 m
7,477 feet
1779 m
5,837 feet
57 km
36 miles
7 Loma Alto de la Bandera PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 2842 m
9,324 feet
1502 m
4,928 feet
45 km
28 miles
8 La Grande Soufrière[6] PB  Guadeloupe île de Basse-Terre 1467 m
4,813 feet
1467 m
4,813 feet
706 km
439 miles
9 Morne Diablotins[7] PB  Dominica Island of Dominica 1447 m
4,747 feet
1447 m
4,747 feet
67 km
42 miles
10 Montagne Pelée[8] PB  Martinique Island of Martinique 1397 m
4,583 feet
1397 m
4,583 feet
80 km
50 miles
11 Cerro de Punta[9] PB  Puerto Rico Island of Puerto Rico 1338 m
4,390 feet
1338 m
4,390 feet
432 km
268 miles
12 La Soufrière[10] PB  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Island of Saint Vincent 1234 m
4,049 feet
1234 m
4,049 feet
162 km
101 miles
13 Mount Liamuiga[11] PB  Saint Kitts and Nevis Island of Saint Kitts 1156 m
3,793 feet
1156 m
3,793 feet
190 km
118 miles
14 Mount Gimie[12] PB  Saint Lucia Island of Saint Lucia 950 m
3,117 feet
950 m
3,117 feet
59 km
36 miles
15 Aripo Peak[13] PB  Trinidad and Tobago Island of Trinidad 940 m
3,084 feet
940 m
3,084 feet
152 km
94 miles

Most isolated major summits

The following sortable table lists the 15 most topographically isolated mountain peaks of the Caribbean with at least 500 meters (1,640 ft) of topographic prominence.

The first 14 of these summits each have at least 100 kilometers (62.14 mi) of topographic isolation and at least 500 meters (1,640 ft) of topographic prominence.

The 15 Most Topographically Isolated Major Mountain Peaks of the Caribbean
Rank Mountain Peak Nation Island Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Pico Duarte[1] PB  Dominican Republic Island of Hispaniola 3098 m
10,164 feet
3098 m
10,164 feet
941 km
584 miles
2 La Grande Soufrière[6] PB  Guadeloupe île de Basse-Terre 1467 m
4,813 feet
1467 m
4,813 feet
706 km
439 miles
3 Cerro de Punta[9] PB  Puerto Rico Island of Puerto Rico 1338 m
4,390 feet
1338 m
4,390 feet
432 km
268 miles
4 Pico San Juan PB  Cuba Island of Cuba 1140 m
3,740 feet
NA 409 km
254 miles
5 Blue Mountain Peak[4] PB  Jamaica Island of Jamaica 2256 m
7,402 feet
2256 m
7,402 feet
272 km
169 miles
6 Pico Real del Turquino[5] PB  Cuba Island of Cuba 1974 m
6,476 feet
1974 m
6,476 feet
219 km
136 miles
7 Pic Macaya PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2347 m
7,700 feet
2087 m
6,847 feet
216 km
134 miles
8 Mount Liamuiga[11] PB  Saint Kitts and Nevis Island of Saint Kitts 1156 m
3,793 feet
1156 m
3,793 feet
190 km
118 miles
9 La Soufrière[10] PB  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Island of Saint Vincent 1234 m
4,049 feet
1234 m
4,049 feet
162 km
101 miles
10 Aripo Peak[13] PB  Trinidad and Tobago Island of Trinidad 940 m
3,084 feet
940 m
3,084 feet
152 km
94 miles
11 Mount Saint Catherine[14] PB  Grenada Island of Grenada 840 m
2,756 feet
840 m
2,756 feet
135 km
84 miles
12 Gran Piedra PB  Cuba Island of Cuba 1249 m
4,098 feet
NA 127 km
79 miles
13 Pic la Selle[3] PB  Haiti Island of Hispaniola 2680 m
8,793 feet
2650 m
8,694 feet
127 km
79 miles
14 Mount Sage[15] PB  British Virgin Islands Island of Tortola 521 m
1,709 feet
521 m
1,709 feet
120 km
75 miles
15 Main Ridge PB  Trinidad and Tobago Island of Tobago 576 m
1,890 feet
576 m
1,890 feet
92 km
57 miles

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References

  1. ^ a b c The summit of Pico Duarte is the highest point on the Island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic, and all the islands of the Caribbean Sea.
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  3. ^ a b c The summit of Pic la Selle is the highest point of the Republic of Haiti.
  4. ^ a b c The summit of Blue Mountain Peak is the highest point of the Island of Jamaica and the nation of Jamaica.
  5. ^ a b c The summit of Pico Real del Turquino is the highest point on the Island of Cuba and the Republic of Cuba.
  6. ^ a b c The summit of La Grande Soufrière is the highest point on the Island of Basse-Terre and the French Région Guadeloupe.
  7. ^ a b The summit of Morne Diablotins is the highest point on the Island of Dominica and the Commonwealth of Dominica.
  8. ^ a b The summit of Montagne Pelée is the highest point on the Island of Martinique and the French Région Martinique.
  9. ^ a b c The summit of Cerro de Punta is the highest point on the Island of Puerto Rico and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  10. ^ a b c The summit of La Soufrière is the highest point on the Island of Saint Vincent and the nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
  11. ^ a b c The summit of Mount Liamuiga is the highest point on the Island of Saint Kitts and the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
  12. ^ The summit of Mount Gimie is the highest point on the Island of Saint Lucia and the nation of Saint Lucia.
  13. ^ a b The summit of Aripo Peak is the highest point on the Island of Trinidad and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
  14. ^ The summit of Mount Saint Catherine is the highest point of the Island of Grenada and the nation of Grenada.
  15. ^ The summit of Mount Sage is the highest point of the Island of Tortola and the British Virgin Islands.

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