Yucatán Peninsula

The Yucatán Peninsula (Spanish: Península de Yucatán), in southeastern Mexico, separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, with the northern coastline on the Yucatán Channel. The peninsula lies east of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, a northwestern geographic partition separating the region of Central America from the rest of North America.

The peninsula comprises the Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo; the northern part of the nation of Belize; and Guatemala's northern El Petén Department.

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Yucatán Peninsula - Climate
... Like much of the Caribbean, the peninsula lies within the Atlantic Hurricane Belt, and with its almost uniformly flat terrain it is vulnerable to these large storms coming ... The 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season was a typical year which left the Yucatán untouched, but in the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane season Yucatán was hit by Hurricane Dean (also a category 5 storm ... Strong storms called nortes can quickly descend on the Yucatán Peninsula any time of year ...
Hurricane Janet - Impact - Yucatán Peninsula
... CST on September 28 Janet made landfall on the Yucatán Peninsula just north of the border of Mexico and British Honduras, as a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson ... Storm surge pushed water to a depth of 6.5 feet 1600 feet inland, despite the peninsula protecting the city from the open ocean ...
Spanish Conquest Of The Aztec Empire - Yucatán Peninsula
... The Spanish conquest of Yucatán took almost 170 years ... The whole process could have taken longer were it not for three separate epidemics that took a heavy toll on the Native Americans, killing almost 75% of the population and causing the collapse of Mesoamerican cultures ...
List Of Ecoregions In North America (CEC) - Tropical Wet Forests - Plain and Hills of The Yucatan Peninsula
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