What is the northern part of South or Latin America called?
- Northern part of South America is Colombia.
- Northern part of Latin America is Mexico.
Latin America includes Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America. Using this definition, the northern areas of Latin American include Mexico and Central America, which were liberated by Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo, and eventually Vicente Guerrero and Guadalupe Victoria. In the case of South America, the liberators include Jose de San Martin and Simon Bolivar.
Latin America occupies half of all the Americas territory, and it includes all the climates you can ever think of. A grossly general distribution of climates would be as follows: Northern Mexico: Desertic Southern Mexico, Central America, Northern Colombia and Venezuela: Tropical Most of Brazil: Tropical All Central-Western South America: Mountain climates Central South America: Grassland Southern South-America: Tundra
The American continents are located in both northern (North and Central America) and southern (South America) hemispheres. The United States of America (sometimes improperly called simply "America" is on the North American continent and therefore in the northern hemisphere. The US Civil War is sometimes called a war between "north" and "south" but in that case both sides were in the USA, in North America, and in the northern hemisphere.
Together, North America and South America form America, or the Americas. Separated by the Isthmus of Panama (though Panama is considered completely in North America since the production of the Panama Canal) the Americas separate into a northern and southern part. The northern part is known as North America while the southern part is known as South America.
It refers to Central & South America. It has nothing whatsoever to do with Latin as a language. EDIT by jaysjay. It is not in itself Latin, but it refers to those countries, basically colonised by the Mediterranean region countries which speak the languages described by the term Latin, which include French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. As the general languages of South America are Spanish and Portuguese, the area is called Latin America.
You are getting North America confused with Northern America, which is a common mistake. Northern America is a subregion of the continent of North America. It includes Canada, the US, and sometimes Mexico. Central America is also a subregion of North America, sometimes mistakenly included in South America or as a separate continent. No Central American country connects South America to North(ern) America. Panama is connected to South America, but not to Northern America. Guatemala…
Latin America refers to that part of the western hemisphere in which Spanish, French and Portugese (languages being related to Latin) are spoken predominantly; it is a cultural region that encompasses Mexico and Central America, the Caribbean and South America. South America is a geographic region located in the south-western hemisphere.