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  1. Yucatan, Yucatan Peninsula(noun)

    a peninsula in Central America extending into the Gulf of Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Caribbean Sea

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  1. Yucatán Peninsula

    The Yucatán Peninsula, in southeastern Mexico, separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, with the northern coastline on the Yucatán Channel. The peninsula lies east of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, a northwestern geographic partition separating the region of Central America from the rest of North America. The peninsula comprises the Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo; the northern part of the nation of Belize; and Guatemala's northern El Petén Department.

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