Tehuantepec, Isthmus of

geographical name
Te·​huan·​te·​pec, Isthmus of | \ tā-ˈwän-tā-ˌpek How to pronounce Tehuantepec, Isthmus of (audio) \

Definition of Tehuantepec, Isthmus of

the narrowest section of Mexico, between the Gulf of Tehuantepec (on the Pacific side) and the Bay of Campeche; 137 miles (220 kilometers) wide at its narrowest point

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