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Central America

Central America Description

Central America, a part of North America, is a tropical isthmus that connects North America to South America. It includes (7) countries and many small offshore islands.

Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges that are punctuated by a few active and dangerous volcanos.

Positioned in the planet's northern and western hemispheres the Central America isthmus is bordered in the northwest by the country of Mexico, and in the southeast by the country of Colombia. In addition, it's bordered by the Caribbean Sea, Pacific Ocean, and numerous bays, gulfs and inlets.

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This page was last updated on September 19, 2016.