Sierra Madre Oriental

mountain range in Mexico

The Sierra Madre Oriental (Spanish for "Eastern Mother Range") is a mountain range. It is in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala. It is part of the Sierra Madre mountain range.[1][2]

Part of the Sierra Madre Oriental
Map of the Sierra Madre range

The Sierra Madre Oriental is part of the American Cordillera. The American Cordillera is a row of mountains that go from North America to Antarctica. is about 700 miles long (1000 kilometers). They are about 60 million years old. They are made of limestone rock and shale rock. They have copper, iron, and other important metals in them. The tallest mountain in the Sierra Madre Oriental is about 12,000 feet high (3600 meters). The Rio Grande is the space between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains.[1]

There are deserts in the northern Sierra Madre Oriental and tropical forests in the southern Sierra Madre Oriental.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "A Sliver of Mexico's "Mother Mountain Range"". NASA Earth Observatory. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
  2. "Sierra Madre Mountain System (Mexico, Central America)". Latin America and Caribbean Geographic. April 10, 2019. Retrieved January 31, 2022.