Maya Mountains

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Maya Mountains
Montañas Mayas
Maya Mountains, Cayo District, Belize.jpg
Maya Mountains during clear conditions
Highest point
PeakDoyle's Delight
Elevation1,124 m (3,688 ft)
Coordinates16°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
Dimensions
Length70 mi (110 km)
Geography
CountriesBelize and Guatemala
Geology
Age of rockMesozoic (Cretaceous)
Type of rockKarstic

The Maya Mountains are a mountain range located in Belize and eastern Guatemala, in Central America.

Geography[edit]

The range's highest peaks are Doyle's Delight at 1,124 metres (3,688 ft), and Victoria Peak at 1,120 metres (3,670 ft).

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a notable nature reserve within the range.

History[edit]

The mountains are mainly made of Paleozoic era granite and sediments.

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.

Maya Mountains, with Victoria Peak in the center.

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References[edit]

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