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Geography Statistics of Central America

  • Size: 523,780 sq km, 202,000 sq miles
  • Percent of Earth's Land: 0.1%
  • Highest Point: Tajumulco Volcano, Guatemala, 13,845ft (4,220m)
  • Lowest Point: Caribbean Sea, 0ft (0m)
  • Geographic Center: The geographic center of Central America is 116 miles northeast of Lake Managua, Nicaragua
  • Horizontal Width: From Guatemala's southwestern border with Mexico, directly east to the Caribbean Sea border of Honduras and Nicaragua: 595 miles (958 km) (see map)
  • Vertical Length: From Belmopan, Belize directly southeast to Panama City, Panama: 880 miles (1,416 km) (see map)

Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements and will vary some using other map projections.

Central American Countries

(by LAND AREA):

  • Nicaragua: 130,373 sq km
  • Honduras: 112,090 sq km
  • Guatemala: 108,890 sq km
  • Panama: 78,200 sq km
  • Costa Rica: 51,100 sq km
  • Belize: 22,966 sq km
  • El Salvador: 21,040 sq km

Central American Countries

(by POPULATION DENSITY)

  • El Salvador: 292 per sq km
  • Guatemala: 129 per sq km
  • Costa Rica: 90 per sq km
  • Honduras: 67 per sq km
  • Nicaragua: 44 per sq km
  • Panama: 44 per sq km
  • Belize: 13 per sq km

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This page was last updated on September 19, 2016.