It is a region of deserts and mountains, palm oases and rugged coastlines. It extends nearly 800 miles from the United States border south to Cabo San Lucas.
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It is the largest desert in North America and is located between two of Mexico’s largest mountain ranges called the eastern and western Sierra Madres.
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The 55-million-acre Sonoran desert stretches across Mexico and the United States, including the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California and parts of the U.S. states of Arizona, California and New Mexico.
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It harbors a rich mosaic of dry and moist forests, wetlands, coastal lagoons and sand dunes.
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This region in southern Mexico is home to a host of important habitas, such as pine-oak forests, cloud forests and coastal wetlands.
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It is wedged between the Baja California Peninsula and the mainland of Mexico. It is also known as the Sea of Cortez, and it is one of the most diverse seas on Earth.
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Spanning Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, it is the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and second in the world only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
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This is the largest remaining tropical rainforest in the Americas outside of the Amazon.
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