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What is the Istmo de Tehuantepec?

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I am reading about Mexico but I am a little confused with what they are calling 'el Istmo de Tehuantepec'? Is this the Yucatan?

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updated ENE 22, 2010
posted by sunshinzmommie

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Hi Sunshinezmom,

The isthmus of Tehuantepec is the narrow strip of land (see the green line) that joins the two larger land masses together. By contrast, the Yucatan is the large thumb-like projection (peninsula) that points up into the Gulf of Mexico.

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updated ENE 23, 2010
edited by Izanoni1
posted by Izanoni1
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