Central America

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<map lat='12.254127737657367' lng='-85.2978515625' zoom='5' view='0' float='right'/> Central America is a central geographic region of the Americas, which you can hitchhike all the way through.

Countries

Usage

Central America may mean different things to different people in the world according to the context:

  • In English, Central America is considered a region of the North American continent. Geopolitically, it usually comprises seven countries – Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Mexico, in whole or in part, is occasionally included. Some geographers include the five states of Campeche, Chiapas, Tabasco, Quintana Roo, and Yucatán, together representing 12.1% of the country's total area.
  • In America Latin America, Peninsula Iberia, and some other parts of Europe, the Americas are considered to be a single continent, and Central America is considered a region of this continent. In Ibero-America, the region is defined as seven nations – Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama – and may occasionally include Mexico's southernmost region. Geopolitically, Mexico is not considered part of the region.
  • The Nations geoscheme UN geoscheme defines the region as all states of North America south of the United States; conversely, the European Union excludes Belize and Mexico from its definition of the region.

This article contains text from the Wikipedia article on Central America.


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