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Cabo Catoche, Northernmost Point of Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

19.4N 99W

July 5th, 2010 Category: Sediments

Mexico - June 6th, 2010

Mexico - June 6th, 2010

The northernmost point in this image is Cabo Catoche or Cape Catoche, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, near the turquoise sediments flowing outward from the shoreline. It is also the northernmost point on the Yucatán Peninsula. The cape is located about 53 km (33 miles) north of the city of Cancún, visible here as a grey area near the coast.

While the eastern coast visible here is part of Quintana Roo, most of the northern coastline belongs to the state of Yucatán. As a whole, the state is extremely flat with little or no topographic variation, with the exception of the Puuc hills, located in the southern portion of the state. Here, a series of greenish lagoons can be observed by the shoreline.

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