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Isthmus of Tehuantepec Between Gulfs of Campeche and Tehuantepec, Mexico – May 29th, 2010

17.0N 95W

May 29th, 2010 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Mexico - May 11th, 2010

Mexico - May 11th, 2010

The Isthmus of Tehuantepec is located 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.

The isthmus has a width of 137 miles (220 km) at its narrowest part. Numerous bays and inlets of varying sizes can be seen along the northern and southern coasts. Here, smoke from some fires can be seen in the lower right quadrant.

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