Tehuantepec, Isthmus of
geographical name the narrowest section of Mexico, between Gulf of Tehuantepec (on Pacific side) & Bay of Campeche; 137 miles (220 kilometers) wide at narrowest point

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  • Tehuantepec, Isthmus of — ▪ isthmus, Mexico Spanish  Istmo de Tehuantepec        isthmus in southern Mexico, between the Gulf of Campeche on the Gulf of Mexico to the north, and the Gulf of Tehuantepec on the Pacific Ocean to the south. From gulf to gulf the isthmus is… …   Universalium

  • Tehuantepec,Isthmus of — Te·huan·te·pec (tə wänʹtə pĕk , tĕ wänʹtĕ ), Isthmus of An isthmus of southern Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Gulf of Tehuantepec, a wide inlet of the Pacific Ocean. * * * …   Universalium

  • Tehuantepec, Gulf of — Inlet of the Pacific Ocean, southeastern Mexico. It extends 300 mi (500 km) between Oaxaca and Chiapas states and is 100 mi (160 km) wide at its mouth. Numerous lagoons mark its shores, and the Tehuantepec River and numerous smaller streams flow… …   Universalium

  • Isthmus of Tehuantepec — The Isthmus of Tehuantepec is an isthmus in Mexico. It represents the shortest distance between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean, and prior to the opening of the Panama Canal was a major shipping route known simply as the Tehuantepec… …   Wikipedia

  • Isthmus of Tehuantepec — noun the narrowest part of southern Mexico is an isthmus between the Bay of Campeche on the north coast and the Gulf of Tehuantepec on the south coast • Instance Hypernyms: ↑isthmus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tehuantepec — (in full, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec) is a town and municipality in the southeast of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The 2005 census reported a population of 39,529 in the town and 57,163 in the entire municipality, which has an areal extent of 965.8 …   Wikipedia

  • Tehuantepec — • Diocese in the Republic of Mexico, suffragan of Oaxaca Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Tehuantepec     Tehuantepec     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Tehuantepec — [tə wänt′ə pek΄] 1. Gulf of arm of the Pacific, off the S coast of Mexico: c. 300 mi (483 km) wide 2. Isthmus of narrowest part of Mexico, between this gulf & the Gulf of Campeche: c. 125 mi (201 km) wide …   English World dictionary

  • Tehuantepec Jackrabbit — Taxobox name = Tehuantepec JackrabbitMSW3 Hoffmann | pages = 199] status = EN | status system = IUCN2.3 status ref = IUCN2006 | assessors = Lagomorph Specialist Group | year = 1996 | title = Lepus flavigularis | id = 11790 | downloaded = 2006 12… …   Wikipedia

  • Isthmus — An isthmus is a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas. Many canals are built on isthmi where it is particularly advantageous to create a shortcut for marine transportation. Of note is the Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic… …   Wikipedia

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