Maya Mountains

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Maya Mountains
Montañas Mayas
Maya Mountains, Cayo District, Belize.jpg
Maya Mountains during clear conditions
Highest point
Peak Doyle's Delight
Elevation 1,124 m (3,688 ft)
Coordinates 16°29′39″N 89°2′45″W / 16.49417°N 89.04583°W / 16.49417; -89.04583Coordinates: 16°29′39″N 89°2′45″W / 16.49417°N 89.04583°W / 16.49417; -89.04583
Geography
Countries Belize and Guatemala
Geology
Period Mesozoic (Cretaceous)
Type of rock Karstic

The Maya Mountains are a mountain range in Belize and eastern Guatemala. The highest peaks are Doyle's Delight at 1,124 metres (3,688 ft) and Victoria Peak at 1,120 metres (3,670 ft). The Maya Mountains and associated foothills contain a number of important Mayan ruins including the sites of Lubaantun,[1] Nim Li Punit, Cahal Pech,[2] and Chaa Creek; the most eminent nature reserve within the range is the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. The mountains are mainly made of Paleozoic granite and other Paleozoic sediments.

Maya Mountains with Victoria Peak in the center

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