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The Maya Mountains are a mountain range located in Belize and eastern Guatemala, in Central America.

Geography

The range's highest peaks are Doyle's Delight at 1,124 metres (3,688 ft), and Victoria Peak at 1,120 metres (3,670 ft).

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a notable nature reserve within the range.

History

The mountains are mainly made of Paleozoic era granite and sediments.

The Maya Mountains and associated foothills contain a number of important Mayan ruins including the sites of Lubaantun,[1] Nim Li Punit, Cahal Pech,[2] and Chaa Creek.

Maya Mountains, with Victoria Peak in the center.

See also

References

Media related to Maya Mountains at Wikimedia Commons