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 (tə-wän′tə-pĕk′, tĕ-wän′tĕ-), Isthmus of
An isthmus of southern Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Gulf of Tehuantepec, a wide inlet of the Pacific Ocean.


(Placename) Isthmus of Tehuantepec the narrowest part of S Mexico, with the Bay of Campeche on the north coast and the Gulf of Tehuantepec (an inlet of the Pacific) on the south coast


(təˈwɑn təˌpɛk)

1. Isthmus of, an isthmus in S Mexico, between the Gulf of Tehuantepec and the Gulf of Campeche. 125 mi. (200 km) wide at its narrowest point.
2. Gulf of, an inlet of the Pacific, off the S coast of Mexico.
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The Gulf of Tehuantepec experiment (GOTEX) obtained, by airborne lidar measurements, the wave elevation over swaths 5 km long and 200 m wide.
The quake hit the Isthmus of Tehuantepec just before 11 a.
Bentz was enamored of the prospects around Poza Rica and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
Age and growth of the sailfish Istiophorus platyoterus (Istiophoridae) in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, Mexico.
The separation of the Mexican and the Central American tracks from others was not associated with cloud forest habitat discontinuities, namely the Isthmuses of Tehuantepec and Panama (Fig.
alleni has the most-restricted range (<100,000 km2) other than the tropical and similar Tehuantepec jackrabbit (Lepus flavigularis, Lorenzo et al.
The 50 MW Ingenio project is situated on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca and will comprise of thirty-three Acciona Windpower turbines
Other impacts from Manuel spread as far east as the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
The proven success of the project--completion of the port works at Veracrauz harbor, and the Tehuantepec National Railway (all three discussed in Chapter four)--allowed Pearson to develop a network of client contacts among the country's elite groups at both state and federal levels.
Highlights include Diego Rivera's oil Dance in Tehuantepec, 1928.
The Papaloapan River originates in the mountains north of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and empties into the Gulf of Mexico near Coatzacoalcos.
They're very graphic," Letona said as we gazed at the huge banners tacked on the walls of Tehuantepec barracks, home to some 400 cane-cutters (known in Spanish as cortadores).