Central America

Central America is the thin section of land that links the continent with the continent. Geographically part of North America, it is made up of seven small, mostly tropical countries that have much more in common with South…

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has a rich and distinctive culture from the extended mixing of elements from Spain and the Maya people who are native to Central America. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

is a small country in Central America. This nation has bewilderingly diverse culture… Photo: Armigo, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the largest country in Central America by area and the least densely populated. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

has colonial villages, ancient Maya ruins, natural parks, and a Pacific and Caribbean coastline and the Bay Islands, with great beaches and coral reefs where snorkeling and diving are exceptional by any standard. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

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, formerly British Honduras, is the only country in Central America with English as its official language. Photo: Josh Steinitz, CC BY 2.0.

is the "Crossroads of the Americas", with a privileged position connecting North and South America and linking the Pacific with the Atlantic. Photo: Brian Gratwicke, CC BY 2.0.

, officially the Republic of , is a country in Central America. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Central America

  • Type: Subcontinent
  • Description: southernmost region of North America, lying between Mexico and South America and comprising Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize
  • Location:
  • Neighbors: and
Latitude of center
12.73° or 12° 43' 48" north
Longitude of center
-85.3° or 85° 18' west

Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Tamrikt Talemmast
  • Achinese: Amirika Teungoh
  • Achinese: Amirika Teungöh
  • Afar: Orayliq Amerika
  • Afrikaans: Sentraal-Amerika
  • Albanian: Amerika Qendrore
  • Amharic: መካከለኛ አሜሪካ
  • Arabic: Butnga nga Amerika
  • Arabic: أمريكا الوسطى
  • Aragonese: America Central
  • Armenian: Կենտրոնական Ամերիկա
  • Arpitan: Amèrica centrâla
  • Asturian: América Central
  • Avaric: Istefa Amerika
  • Azerbaijani: Mərkəzi Amerika
  • Bambara: Cema Amerika
  • Basque: Erdialdeko Amerika
  • Belarusian: Цэнтральная Амерыка
  • Belarusian: Цэнтральная Амэрыка
  • Bengali: মধ্য আমেরিকা
  • Bhojpuri: मध्य अमेरिका
  • Breton: Kreizamerika
  • Bulgarian: Централна Америка
  • Burmese: ဗဟိုအမေရိက
  • Catalan: Amèrica Central
  • Cebuano: Amerika Sentral
  • Central Kurdish: ئەمریکای ناوەڕاست
  • Chinese: Tiong Bí-chiu
  • Chinese: 中美洲
  • Cornish: Amerika Gres
  • Croatian: Srednja Amerika
  • Czech: Amerika
  • Czech: Střední Amerika
  • Danish: Mellemamerika
  • Dimli (individual language): Amerika Miyanên
  • Dutch: Centraal-Amerika
  • Esperanto: Centr-Ameriko
  • Esperanto: Centra Ameriko
  • Esperanto: Centrameriko
  • Estonian: Kesk-Ameerika
  • Faroese: Miðamerika
  • Finnish: Keski-Amerikka
  • French: Amérique centrale
  • Friulian: Americhe centrâl
  • Galician: América Central
  • Georgian: ცენტრალური ამერიკა
  • German: Mittelamerika
  • German: Zentralamerika
  • Greek: Κεντρική Αμερική
  • Guarani: Mbyteamérika
  • Guianese Creole French: Lanmérik santral
  • Hakka Chinese: Chûng Mî-chû
  • Hausa: Chûng Mî-chû
  • Hebrew: אמריקה המרכזית
  • Hindi: केंद्रीय अमेरिका
  • Hungarian: Közép-Amerika
  • Icelandic: Mið-Ameríka
  • Ido: Central-Amerika
  • Iloko: Tengnga nga Amerika
  • Inari Sami: Koskâ-Amerik
  • Indonesian: Amerika Tengah
  • Ingush: Юкъера Америка
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): America Central
  • Irish: Meiriceá Láir
  • Italian: America centrale
  • Jamaican Creole English: Senchral Amoerka
  • Japanese: 中央アメリカ
  • Javanese: Amérika Tengah
  • Javanese: Amérikah Tengah
  • Kabyle: Tamrikt Talemmast
  • Kalaallisut: Amerika Qilerleq
  • Kannada: ಮಧ್ಯ ಅಮೇರಿಕ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Orayliq Amerika
  • Kazakh: Орталық Америка
  • Khmer: អាមេរិក កណ្ដាល
  • Kirghiz: Борбордук Америка
  • Kongo: Amelika ya Kati
  • Korean: 중미
  • Korean: 중앙아메리카
  • Kotava: Istefa Amerika
  • Kurdish: Amerîkaya Navîn
  • Ladin: America zentrela
  • Lao: Tengnga nga Amerika
  • Latin: America Centralis
  • Latvian: Centrālamerika
  • Ligurian: Stati de l'America do Nòrd e Çentrâ
  • Limburgan: Midde-Amerika
  • Lingua Franca Nova: America Sentral
  • Lithuanian: Centrinė Amerika
  • Lower Sorbian: Srjejźna Amerika
  • Macedonian: Средна Америка
  • Malagasy: Amerika Afovoany
  • Malay: Amerika Tengah
  • Malayalam: മദ്ധ്യ അമേരിക്ക
  • Manx: America Veanagh
  • Marathi: मध्य अमेरिका
  • Min Dong Chinese: Dṳ̆ng Mī-ciŭ
  • Min Nan Chinese: Tiong Bí-chiu
  • Minangkabau: Amerika Tangah
  • Mingrelian: ცენტრალური ამერიკა
  • Nepali: केन्द्रीय अमेरिका
  • Norwegian: Mellom-Amerika
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Mellom-Amerika
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sentral-Amerika
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Mellom-Amerika
  • Occitan (post 1500): America Centrala
  • Oromo: Ameerikaa Giddu Galeessaa
  • Ossetian: Централон Америкæ
  • Pampanga: Kalibudtang America
  • Pampanga: Kalibudtang Amerika
  • Panjabi: ਕੇਂਦਰੀ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ
  • Papiamento: Amerika Sentral
  • Persian: آمریکای مرکزی
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Sentril Merika
  • Polish: Ameryka Centralna
  • Polish: Ameryka Środkowa
  • Portuguese: América Central
  • Quechua: Chawpi Awya Yala
  • Romanian: America Centrală
  • Russian: Центральная Америка
  • Rusyn: Середня Америка
  • Samoan: Central Amelika
  • Samogitian: Cėntrėnė Amerėka
  • Santali: ᱛᱟᱱᱟᱞᱟ ᱟᱢᱮᱨᱤᱠᱟ
  • Sardinian: Amèrica Tzentrale
  • Scots: Central Americae
  • Scottish Gaelic: Aimearaga Mheadhanach
  • Serbian: Средња Америка
  • Serbian: Централна Америка
  • Serbo-Croatian: Centralna Amerika
  • Sicilian: Amèrica cintrali
  • Silesian: Cyntralnŏ Ameryka
  • Sinhala: මධ්‍යම ඇමරිකාව
  • Slovak: Stredná Amerika
  • Slovenian: Medmorska Amerika
  • Somali: Bartamaha Ameerika
  • South Azerbaijani: اورتا آمریکا
  • Spanish: America Central
  • Spanish: America del Centro
  • Spanish: América Central
  • Spanish: América del Centro
  • Spanish: Centroamerica
  • Spanish: Centroamérica
  • Spanish: Centroamérica y el Caribe
  • Swedish: Centralamerika
  • Tagalog: Gitnang Amerika
  • Tajik: Амрикои Марказӣ
  • Tamil: நடு அமெரிக்கா
  • Tatar: Үзәк Америка
  • Tatar: Үзәк Әмирикә
  • Thai: อเมริกากลาง
  • Tok Pisin: Sentrel Amerika
  • Turkish: Orta Amerika
  • Udmurt: Шор Америка
  • Ukrainian: Центральна Америка
  • Upper Sorbian: Srjedźna Amerika
  • Urdu: وسطی امریکا
  • Urdu: وسطی امریکہ
  • Uzbek: Markaziy Amerika
  • Venetian: Merica sentral
  • Vietnamese: Trung Mỹ
  • Vlaams: Centroal-Amerika
  • Võro: Kesk-Ameeriga
  • Walloon: Mîtrinne Amerike
  • Waray (Philippines): Butnga nga Amerika
  • Welsh: Canolbarth America
  • Western Frisian: Sintraal-Amearika
  • Western Panjabi: وشکارلا امریکہ
  • Wolof: Diggu Aamerig
  • Wu Chinese: 中美洲
  • Yakut: Орто Америка
  • Yiddish: צענטראל־אמעריקע
  • Yoruba: Àrin Amẹ́ríkà
  • Yue Chinese: 中美洲
  • Zulu: IMelika Wenkaba
  • America Centrale
  • Amerika Miyanêne
  • Central Amerika
  • Stati de l'America Çentrâ
  • צענטראל-אמעריקע
  • ئەمریکای ناوەندی
  • អាមេរិកកណ្ដាល

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