Sierra Madre del Sur

mountain range

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

Map of the Sierra Madre range

The Sierra Madre del Sur is about 620 miles long (1000 km) and runs northwest-southeast along the south coast of Mexico. It touches the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Its highest mountain is 12,149 feet (3703 meters) above sea level.[1]

There are pine-oak forests and cloud forests in the Sierra Madre del Sur. Many animals and plants live there. Scientists call this biodiversity.[1][2]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Sierra Madre Mountain System (Mexico, Central America)". Latin America and Caribbean Geographic. April 10, 2019. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
  2. "Fires in Mexico's Sierra Madre del Sur". NASA Earth Observatory. May 17, 2005. Retrieved February 2, 2022.