Mexico has a lot of earthquakes and volcanic activity: True or False.
Mexico sits on top of three large tectonic plates, making it one of the most active seismological regions in the world. 90% of the world's earthquakes occur in the Pacific Ring of Fire, which Mexico is a part of.
Mexicos's territory includes numerous islands in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Pacific Coast, Gulf of California and more. It even has some more faraway Islands like Isla Guadalupe in the Pacific.
Which of these are rivers that flow through Mexico?
All of the Above
Mexico's rivers are not good for navigation and have mostly been important to Mexico in terms of irrigation and hydroelectric power. The Lerma-Santiago river system is the longest river entirely within Mexico's borders.
Mexico experiences a lot of hurricanes because of its position:
In Hurricane Alley
Hurricane Alley is an area of water in the Atlantic Ocean that stretches from the coast of North Africa to the east coast of Central and Southern North America. In this area, the sea temperature and other conditions are perfect for the formation of hurricanes from July until mid-fall.
Mexico's two major deserts are the Sonoran and Chihuahuan, which cover larger portions of the U.S.-Mexico border. The Chihuahuan desert is the largest desert in all of North America and the Sonoran is the hottest in Mexico.
Southern Mexico has jungles, marshes and large mangrove forests. One large rainforest is the Lacandon Jungle, which stretches from the Mexican state of Chiapas through Guatemala and into the Yucatan Peninsula.
Southern Mexico's Lacandon Jungle is the largest montane rainforest in North America, even though most of it has been destroyed. It is the last rainforest in North America big enough to support jaguars and contains over 1,000 tree species and 25% of all of Mexico's animal species.
Where in Mexico is the distance between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean the shortest?
The Isthmus of Tehuantepec
An isthmus is a narrow strip of land that connects two larger areas across water which would separate them without it. The Mexican states of Tabasco and Chiapas are east of the isthmus and Veracruz and Oaxaca are west of it.
Only 1% of all global woodland is cloud forests, and they can be found in small parts of over a dozen Mexican states. Cloud forests are generally wet types of forest that have constant, frequent or seasonal cloud cover in their canopies.