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Geography of Mexico

The geography of Mexico describes the geographic features of Mexico, a country in the Americas. Mexico is located at about 23° N and 102° W in the southern portion of North America. From its farthest land points, Mexico is a little over 3.200 km in length. Mexico is bounded to the north by the United States, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, to the east by the Gulf of Mexico, and to the southeast by Belize, Guatemala, and the Caribbean Sea. The northernmost constituent of Latin America, it is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. Mexico is the worlds 13th large ...

Borders of Mexico

Mexico shares international borders with three nations: Also to the southeast, the Guatemala–Mexico border, which measures 871 kilometres 541 mi and touches the states of Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco and Chiapas, and includes stretches of the Rio Usumacinta, Rio Salinas and Rio Suchiate. To the southeast, the Belize–Mexico border, 251 kilometres 156 mi long, limiting the states of Quintana Roo and Campeche and almost exclusively following the course of the Rio Hondo. To the north the United States–Mexico border, which extends for a length of 3.141 kilometres 1.952 mi through the states ...

Calakmul Biosphere Reserve

The Calakmul Biosphere Reserve is located at the base of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, in Calakmul Municipality in the state of Campeche, bordering the Guatemalan department of El Peten to the south. It occupies 7.231 km 2 and includes about 12% of the subperennial jungles of Mexico. The Reserve, which was established in 1989, is one of the largest protected areas in Mexico, covering more than 14% of the state. The important pre-Columbian Maya civilization archaeological site of Calakmul, one of the largest-known Maya sites, is located in the Biosphere Reserve.

Cocos Plate

The Cocos Plate is a young oceanic tectonic plate beneath the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Central America, named for Cocos Island, which rides upon it. The Cocos Plate was created approximately 23 million years ago when the Farallon Plate broke into two pieces, which also created the Nazca Plate. The Cocos Plate also broke into two pieces, creating the small Rivera Plate. The Cocos Plate is bounded by several different plates. To the northeast it is bounded by the North American Plate and the Caribbean Plate. To the west it is bounded by the Pacific Plate and to the south by the Na ...

Costa Chica of Guerrero

The Costa Chica of Guerrero is an area along the south coast of the state of Guerrero, Mexico, extending from just south of Acapulco to the Oaxaca border. Geographically, it consists of part of the Sierra Madre del Sur, a strip of rolling hills that lowers to coastal plains to the Pacific Ocean. Various rivers here form large estuaries and lagoons that host various species of commercial fish. This area is paired with the Costa Chica of Oaxaca as both have significant populations of Afro-Mexicans, who settled in the area as escaped slaves. The Afro-Mexican presence in Guerrero is strongest ...

Costa Grande of Guerrero

Costa Grande of Guerrero is a sociopolitical region located in the Mexican state of Guerrero, along the Pacific Coast. It makes up 325 km of Guerreros approximately 500 km coastline, extending from the Michoacan border to the Acapulco area, wedged between the Sierra Madre del Sur and the Pacific Ocean. Acapulco is often considered part of the Costa Grande; however, the government of the state classifies the area around the city as a separate region. The Costa Grande roughly correlates to the Cihuatlan province of the Aztec Empire, which was conquered between 1497 and 1504. Before then, muc ...


ⓘ Geography of Mexico

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Intrastate region

An intrastate region of Mexico is a collection of municipalities in a Mexican state that are grouped together for statistical purposes. For example, in the State of Mexico, the 125 municipalities are grouped into 16 regions, and are numbered by Roman numerals. The reasons for such a grouping include simplicity of administration, as well as geographic relationship


Protected areas of Mexico

There are currently 182 Protected Natural Areas in Mexico, covering 25.4 million hectares in total. They are protected and administrated by the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas, a federal agency. CONANP administrates: 18 Mexican Nature Sanctuaries. 44 Mexican Biosphere Reserves. 5 Mexican Natural Monuments. 40 Mexican Protected Flora & Fauna Areas. 8 Mexican Protected Natural Resource Areas. 67 Mexican National Parks.


Seven Sisters, Baja California

Seven Sisters is a set of seven surfing point breaks in the Mexican state of Baja California. These breaks are known for their size and power and break best in the wintertime on West and Northwest swells. All of the point breaks are subject to hazards such as rocks, rip currents and sometime even sharks have been spotted at these breaks.