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Yucatán

[yoo-kuh-tan; Spanish yoo-kah-tahn] /ˌyu kəˈtæn; Spanish ˌyu kɑˈtɑn/
noun
1.
a peninsula in SE Mexico and N Central America comprising parts of SE Mexico, N Guatemala, and Belize.
2.
a state in SE Mexico, in N Yucatán Peninsula. 14,868 sq. mi. (38,510 sq. km).
Capital: Mérida.
Also, Yucatan
[yoo-kuh-tan] /ˌyu kəˈtæn/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for Yucatán

Yucatán

/ˌjuːkəˈtɑːn; Spanish jukaˈtan/
noun
1.
a state of SE Mexico, occupying the N part of the Yucatán peninsula. Capital: Mérida. Pop: 1 655 707 (2000). Area: 39 340 sq km (15 186 sq miles)
2.
a peninsula of Central America between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, including the Mexican states of Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo, and part of Belize: a centre of Mayan civilization from about 100 bc to the 18th century. Area: about 181 300 sq km (70 000 sq miles)
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Yucatán in Culture
Yucatán [(yooh-kuh-tan, yooh-kuh-tahn)]

Peninsula mostly in southeastern Mexico, separating the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico.

Note: It is the location of many Mayan ruins.
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