What Are the Major Landforms in Mexico?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 13, 2020 11:05:41 PM ET
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Mexico is a country with a diverse range of landforms, from the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range, which stretches from the northern part of the country to the south, to the Gulf Coastal Plain, which lays eastward of the Sierra Madre Occidental range on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico is home to Copper Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America, a string of active volcanoes, the Baja and Yucatan Peninsulas, more than 100 rivers and the Central Mexican Plateau, which dominates northern and central Mexico. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Gulf of Mexico to the east, Mexico has thousands of miles of coastlines as well.