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Central America Explained

Central America at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

a narrow piece of land joining North and South America, and consisting of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama//

Central America at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

S portion of N. America (pop., 1993 est.: 30,610,000). It extends from the S border of Mexico to the NW border of Colombia and from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. It includes Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Some geographers also include five states of Mexico: Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas. Area: 202,000 sq mi (523,000 sq km). Two-thirds of the population is of mixed Amer. Indian and Spanish ancestry. Language: Spanish (official), except Belize (English, official); also Amer. Indian languages. Religion: chiefly Roman Catholicism. The region is largely hilly or mountainous, with humid swamps and lowlands extending along both coasts. Volcan Tajumulco, W Guatemala, is the highest point. The region has some 40 volcanoes, many of them active, and it has frequent earthquakes. The volcanic zones have fertile soil and are productive agricultural areas. The area was long inhabited by indigenous peoples, incl. the Maya, before the Spanish arrived and conquered the region in the early 16th cent.; they continued to rule for about 300 years. C. Columbus skirted the Atlantic coast from Honduras to the Gulf of Darien in 1502; the first European settlement (1510) was on the gulf. Spain organized the region (except Chiapas and Panama) into the captaincy general of Guatemala c.1560. The English arrived in the 17th cent., settling what became British Honduras (Belize). Independence from Spanish rule came in 1821, and in 1823 the United Provinces of Central America was formed (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica). British Honduras, still a colony, did not join the federation, and Panama remained part of Colombia. In 1824 the federation adopted a constitution, but in 1838 Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua seceded, thus effectively terminating the federation. Treaties of amity were drawn up by a Washington conference of Central Amer. states in 1923. The Central Amer. Common Market was established in 1960 to create a customs union and promote economic cooperation. For further information, see individual countries.

Central America at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Central America
n 1: the isthmus joining North America and South America; extends
from the southern border of Mexico to the northern
border of Colombia
2: the nations of Central America collectively

Central America at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Proper noun

Inter: en-proper noun » head=Central America
  • The part of the Americas between North America and South America.


    * Mesoamerica


    Inter: trans-top » the part of the Americas between North America and South America
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|中美洲|tr=Zhōngměizhōu|sc=Hani, Inter: qualifier » abbreviation Inter: t- » cmn|中美|tr=Zhōngměi|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|Střední Amerika|f
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|Centralamerika, Inter: t- » da|Mellemamerika
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|Midden-Amerika, Inter: t- » nl|Centraal-Amerika
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|Keski-Amerikka
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Amérique centrale|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Mittelamerika|n, Inter: t+ » de|Zentralamerika|n
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|Közép-Amerika
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|Meiriceá Láir|m
    • Italian: America centrale {{f}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|中央アメリカ|tr=ちゅうおう-, Chūō Amerika|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|中米|tr=ちゅうべい, Chūbei|sc=Jpan
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|America Centralis
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|Средна Америка|f|tr=Srédna Amérika
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|Amerika Tengah
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|América Central|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|Центральная Америка|f|tr=Centrál'naja Amérika|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|Središnja Amerika, Inter: t- » sh|Srednja Amerika
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|Centroamérica
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|Centralamerika|n, Inter: t- » sv|Mellanamerika
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|Zänoda-Merop

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Inter: list:continents/e » n
    • Inter: list:countries of Central America/e » n
    • Latin America

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