Mexico is located on the North American continent and shares borders with the USA in the north and Belize and Guatemala in the south. The border between Mexico and the USA is the second longest border in the world and is about 2,000 miles long.
Mexico has mountains in the eastern and northern parts of the country, rainforests in the southern and eastern parts and deserts in the West. Most of the bigger cities are located in the southern parts of the country. There are low coastal plains, high-rugged mountains and a high tableau in the centre of the country. The climate varies from tropical climate to desert climate. Mexico has four time zones!
Mexico is situated on the ‘Ring of Fire’, the world’s most prominent volcano and earthquake region. However, the volcanoes on Mexico's Baja California, a popular tourist destination, are mostly dormant. The peninsula to the west of mainland Mexico is called Baja California. Over 120 species of cactus are growing there.
The highest peak in Mexico is a volcano and is the third largest in Northern America. It is called 'Pico de Orizaba' or 'Volcan Citlaltepetl' and is 18,491ft high.
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