What is the huge plateau that covers most of central Mexico and surrounded by mountains?
The Central Mexican Plateau, also known as the Mexican Altiplano (Spanish: Altiplanicie Mexicana), is a large arid-to-semiarid plateau that occupies much of northern and central Mexico.
What is the large peninsula that extends into the Gulf of Mexico?
The total area of the Baja California Peninsula is 143,390 km2 (55,360 sq mi), roughly the same area as the country of Nepal. The peninsula is separated from mainland Mexico by the Gulf of California and the Colorado River.
What body of water is located in northwestern Mexico?
The Sea of Cortez is located in northwestern Mexico. The Sea of Cortez is a marginal sea located in the Pacific Ocean. It serves as a divide between mainland Mexico and the Baja California Peninsula in northwestern Mexico.
What mountains in the western portion of South America runs roughly parallel to the Pacific coast for more than 5000 miles?
Andes Mts. Mountains in the western portion of South America that run roughly parallel to the Pacific Coast for more than 5,000 miles.
Why is Patagonia called Patagonia?
The name Patagonia comes from the word patagón. Magellan used this term in 1520 to describe the native tribes of the region, whom his expedition thought to be giants. The people he called the Patagons are now believed to have been the Tehuelche, who tended to be taller than Europeans of the time.