Central America

A region of southern North America extending from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia.

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Central America

Where is the origin of the Panama hat?

Panama hats do not, in fact, come from Panama. Shocking, I know. They are, and always have been, woven in Ecuador. However, they only gained worldwide popularity when they were exported to Panama. Gold Rush travelers on their way to the mines in California picked up the delicately woven hats as they passed through Panama, and the misleading name was born.

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Central America

How many countries are there in Central America?

Not including Mexico, there are 7:

Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.

Central America is bordered by Mexico to the north and Colombia (South America) to the south. Mexico is sometimes discussed along with Central America because it shares a common language and history, and many similar topographic features (especially southern Mexico).
there are 15

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As per my account (and official too...), they are... 20 indepedent countries!
13 duh its easy as pie

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So I think a pie is not so easy... There are TWENTY (20) countries in... Central America, lol... Perhaps you were thinking of Caribbean only, or of... South America (but this latter has... 12 - French Guyana is not a real country, but a department of... European France, yeah!

Let´s count them then:

- CENTRAL AMERICA - Continental part: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama = 7 + Caribbean islands as independent countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & Grenadines, The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago = 13; total: 20;

- SOUTH AMERICA (French Guyana not included): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Perou, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela; total: 12;

Now... NORTH AMERICA: Canada, Mexico, United States (Greenland is not yet independent in fact); total: 3;

GENERAL AMOUNT - AMERICAN countries: 20 + 12 + 3 = 35.
It has 7 countries

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Latin America

Why is Latin America called Latin America?

Latin America is called "Latin America" because the countries that comprise Latin America speak Spanish and Portuguese, which are descended from Latin.

The main official languages in the region - Spanish, Portuguese (and French) are derived from Latin.

The term "Latin America" was coined in the 1860s when the French Emperor Napoleon III was trying to extend French imperial control over Mexico. He and his ministers used the term to try to suggest at least some degree of cultural similarity throughout the region and with France.

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Which two Central American countries have capitals named for saints?

San Jose (St. Joseph), Costa Rica and, although not technically a saint, San Salvador (The Savior), El Salvador.

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Honduras
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When was Honduras founded?

1828

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Central America

How do you say hello in Central America?

Most of Central America has an official language of Spanish, so you would say hello in Spanish, which is "hola."

Countries in Central America:

Belize

Costa Rica

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

Nicaragua

Panama

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Imperialism

What two countries colonized latin America?

France, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States all colonized Latin America at one point.

France- Guyane (French Guiana), Haiti, etc.

Spain- Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, etc.

Portugal- Brazil (which included modern day Uruguay)

United Kingdom- Mosquito Coast (Caribbean coast of Nicaragua)

United States- Panama

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What countries are in central America?

The names of the seven countries in Central America are Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

*Although Mexico is clearly part of North America, it is sometimes included in discussions of Central America due to the common language, history, and topographic features. Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama are four of them.

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Conquistadors

How did Hernan Cortes change Latin America?

He conquered Mexico (a Latin American country) in the 16th century.

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Superstitions

What are some superstitions in Latin America?

Please see the related link below.

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Is South America connected to north America?

No

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Is Central America connects the continent of North or south America?

Central America connects North and South America.

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What are 5 bodies of water in Latin America?

Five bodies of water in central america include; The Gulf of Fonseca, The Gulf of Nicoya, The Gulf of Chiriqui, The Gulf of Panama, and Lake Nicaragua.


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What is a large dangerous pit viper native to central and south America?

Fer de lance

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Same-Sex Marriage

Is same-sex marriage legal in Panama?

No, there is no legal recognition of same-sex unions in Panama, a civil unions bill having been defeated in 2004. In 2014, Panama enacted a law specifically denying recognition to same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

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What is the name of the land area between Mexico and South America?

It is Central America, composed by:

  • Guatemala
  • Belize
  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama

Sometimes Mexico is regarded as part of Central America, but geographically, it is on the southern tip of North America.

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Is Mexico part of North America or Central America?

Mexico is within North America, if you use the seven-continent definition (North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Antarctica). This is demonstrated by the fact that Mexico is located within the North American tectonic plate.

Mexico is however, associated with Central and even South America due to economic and cultural reasons, but this is incorrect, as Mexico's location depends upon geographical/geophysical considerations, not cultural. If you say that Mexico belongs to Central America just because it is near the bottom of North America, or that it shares traits with Guatemala or Panama, you could argue that Greenland is part of Europe just because it is only a few hundred miles from Iceland (which is firmly European) or they are protectorate of Denmark. This is also heavily rooted in discrimination and xenophobia, as many question 'how come a third world country can be grouped together with highly-developed Canada and America?'

Now, on cultural terms, Mexico is part of Latin America as much as Canada and the United States are part of Angloamerica.

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What three severe kinds of violent natural conditions strikes Central America?

Hurricanes, Tsunami and Floods

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What is Mexico and central America also called?

Mexico and Central America belong to several groups. Latin America (which also includes South America and the Caribbean), North America (which also includes the US, Canada, and Caribbean), the America (the continents of North and South America), and sometimes simply Central America, as Mexico may be grouped in the category as well.

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Is Mexico part of Central America?

No. Central America is the sub-region that connects Mexico and Colombia, encompassing Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama.

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What connects South America with central and north America?

the isthmus of Panama

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World War 1
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Central America

How did ww1 affect america?

There allies

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Oceans and Seas
Central America

Which country in Central America is not on the Caribbean Sea?

El Salvador

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What are the major resources of Latin America?

The most important natural resource produced within the Latin American region is crude petroleum; 4 out of the 20 largest oil producing countries in the world are located there (Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia). Also, some of the largest producers of other mineral resources are located within the region, such as Chile (copper), Mexico (silver) and Peru (gold).

Resources of the top 5 largest Latin American economies include:

  • Brazil - bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, uranium, petroleum, hydropower, timber.
  • Mexico - petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber.
  • Argentina - lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium.
  • Colombia - petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, emeralds, hydropower.
  • Venezuela - petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, hydropower, diamonds.
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Spain
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History of Spain

When did Spain invade Latin America?

Since 1492 when Columbus discovered the Americas.

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