Which Peninsula Is Located Between The Bay Of Campeche And The Caribbean Sea?


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That would be the Yucatán Peninsula.

The Yucatán Peninsula is located in south eastern Mexico, and separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico. Its northen coastline lies in the Yucatán channel. This peninsula lies just east of the Isthmus of Tehunatepec, which is a north western separation of geographic sorts, that separates this region of Central American from the expanse of North America above it. The peninsula is comprised of various regions, those regions being the Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo; the northern part of the nation of Belize; and Guatemala's northern El Petén Department.

The Yucatán Peninsula is comprises mainly of a large proportion of ancient Mayan Lowlands, and because of this there are many many Mayan sites of archaeological interest in the peninsula, and some of the most famous include Tulum, Uxmal and Chichen Itza.

Population wise, indigenous Maya and Mestizos of partial Mayan descent make up a vast amount of the region's population, and Mayan languages are widely spoken.

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