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Sierra Madres:
Sierra Madres include two major ranges, and one smaller one. The Sierra Madre Occidental runs parallel to Mexico's Pacific Ocean coastline, with several peaks exceeding 10,000 ft. (3,034 meters) The Sierra Madre Oriental runs parallel to its Gulf of Mexico coastline, with a few mountains reaching 10,000 ft. (3,034 meters)The Sierra Madre del Sur range is located in the southern Mexican states of Guerrero and Oaxaca.

Sierra Madres, and mountains of the Caribbean and Central America:
The Sierra Madres also extend southeast into many of the Central America countries, with most being rainforest-covered volcanos.

Additional mountain ranges in Central America and the Caribbean include:

  • Cordillera Central (Dominican Republic)
  • Cordillera de Talamanca (Costa Rica)
  • Cordillera Isabelia (Honduras/Nicaragua)
  • Maya Mountains (Belize)
  • Sierra de Bahoruco (Haiti)
  • Serrania de Tabasara (Panama)
  • Sierra Maestra (Cuba)
Sierra Nevada:
This mountain range of eastern California is about 400 miles in length. The highest point is Mt. Whitney at 14,494 ft. (4,418 meters).

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