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Mountains and Valleys by Oaxaca, Mexico

17.0N 96.7W

February 22nd, 2011 Category: Mountains

Mexico - January 30th, 2011

This APM image shows the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is the largest community in the region and the state of Oaxaca. The city is located in the Valles Centrales, a region in the heart of the state.

It is a geographical and cultural region consisting of three river valleys between the Nudo Mixteco, the Sierra Juárez and the Sierra Madre del Sur. The valleys form a kind of Y. The northwest arm is the Etla Valley, on the east is the Tlacolula Valley and to the south the Ocotlán Zimatlán or Grande Valley.

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