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  Central America. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The mountains of N Central America are an extension of the mountain system of W North America and are related to the islands of the West Indies.
The middle portion of Central America is an active zone of volcanoes and earthquakes; it contains the Nicaragua Depression, which includes the huge lakes Nicaragua and Managua.
The ranges of S Central America are outliers of the Andes Mts.
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  Central America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas.
Physiographically, Central America is a narrow isthmus of southern North America extending from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Mexico southeastward to the Isthmus of Panama where it connects to the Colombian Pacific Lowlands in northwestern South America.
There was a nation of Central America in the early 19th century, consisting of the present day nations of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica (and a portion of the modern Mexican state of Chiapas).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Central_America   (388 words)

 Central America - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Central America is the region of North America located between the southern border of Mexico and the northwest border of Colombia, in South America.
Some geographers classify Central America as a large isthmus, and in this geographic sense it sometimes includes the portion of Mexico east of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, namely the Mexican states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo.
Central America thus has an area of about 540,000 km² (208,500 square miles), and a width between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea ranging from about 560 km to about 50 km (350 miles to about 30 miles).
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 Central America - MSN Encarta
Central America, which is defined by geographers as part of North America, has an area of about 521,500 sq km (about 201,300 sq mi) and includes the countries of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Central America, a particularly unstable region of the earth’s crust, is on the western edge of the Caribbean plate (see Plate Tectonics).
Central America is one of the most active volcanic zones in the western hemisphere.
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 Central America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Central America, due to its contribution to carbon sequestration levels (the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases absorbed by the region's forests) plays an important role in the Climate Change issue.
Central America's per capita carbon emissions are expected to remain low in both the near and long-term as the region continues to develop its energy sector based on the use of cleaner sources of energy such as hydropower, which emits no carbon.
Central America's greatest environmental challenge is that of sustainable development, as deforestation, loss of biodiversity and degradation of the region's land continue to increase.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/centamenv.html   (2131 words)

 Central America travel guide - Wikitravel
Central America is the thin section of land that links the North American continent with the South American continent.
Mexico is occasionally considered part of Central America due to the language and Mayan/Spanish cultural heritage it shares with several of the countries in the region.
There is a diversity of culture from one end of Central America to the other, and indigenous culture plays an important role in the region, specially in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
wikitravel.org /en/Central_America   (605 words)

 Mexico and Central America in the Electronic Passport
Panama is an isthmus because it connects South America with Central America.
A conquistador was a leader in the Spain’s conquest of Mexico, Central America and Peru in the sixteenth century.
The Aztecs were skilled engineers who built aqueducts to carry fresh water to their island and dikes to separate the salty water from the fresh water.
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 Central America - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Commonly, Central America is the region of North America located between the southern border of Mexico and the northwest border of Colombia, in South America.
The UN subregion of Central America includes all mainland states of North America south of the US, including Mexico.
Central America thus has an area of about 540,000 km² (208,500 mi²), and a width between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea ranging from about 560 km to about 50 km (350 to 30 mi).
www.voyager.in /Central_America   (431 words)

 Central America map, buy Central America maps - Map Town Ltd. Also: Central America travel books and Central America ...
Central America covers the area from Belize and Guatemala to the southern border of Panama.
Central America is considered to consist of the seven republics of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama (1990 est.
The mountains of North Central America are an extension of the mountain system of Western North America while the ranges of South Central America are outliers of the Andes Mountains of South America.
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 Map of Central America and The Caribbean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Central America is a place of many natural paradises.
The territory of Central America comprises the continental stretch that binds South America to North America and the Caribbean.
The Caribbean Sea is enclosed by the Antilles, Central America and South America.
www.geographicguide.com /caribbean-map.htm   (1796 words)

Central America is home to some of the world's poorest and most densely populated nations.
Central America produces small volumes of crude oil, most of which is either sent to theUnited States for refining or consumed domestically.
Central America remains one of the poorest regions on earth; a fact which has led to massive exploitation of the area's natural resource base.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/guatemal.html   (2891 words)

 Central America and The Caribbean Sea - Saint Lucia Guadeloupe Belize and Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Central America and The Caribbean Sea, Guadeloupe Belize and Cuba.
The territory of Central America comprises the continental stretch that binds South America to North America and the
Before the arrival of Europeans, the Mayan people had lived for centuries in territories of Central America, including the current country of Belize, where the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha can be found.
www.geographicguide.com /central-america.htm   (605 words)

 The EU's relations with Central America : Overview
In March 2002, the Central American Presidents approved an ambitious Plan of Action for Central American Economic Integration, including the progressive implementation of the necessary normative arrangements, tariff harmonisation, removal of obstacles to trade, common customs administration and external trade policy in order to achieve a customs union originally by 1 January 2004.
At the May 2002 EU-Latin America and Caribbean Summit in Madrid, the EU agreed to negotiate a new Political Dialogue and Co-operation Agreement with the six Central American countries.
At the EU-Latin America and Caribbean Guadalajara Summit of 28 May 2004, the Heads of State and Government of both regions agreed that their strategic common objective was the achievement of an Association Agreement, including a Free trade Agreement.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/ca   (1251 words)

 South & Central America Quizzes - Fun Map Games
The economy of South America has been changing from a colonial one to a modern one throughout the 20th century.
South America is the fourth largest by area in the world, slightly smaller than it’s similarly named neighbor to the north.
Simon Bolivar is considered a hero by many of the nations of South America, having lead most of them to independence in the 19th Century.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /South_America_Geography.htm   (546 words)

 Central America Vacations, Central America Luxury Honeymoons, Central America Hotels, Resort Vacations
Central America, South America, and the Spanish speaking Caribbean Islands are blessed with incredible landscapes, towering mountains, active volcanoes, beautiful beaches, pristine, turquoise waters, verdant jungles, incredible history, diverse cultures, delicious food, and the most friendly, hospitable people on Earth!
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 Central America - Countries and Capitals - Free Software
Learn the geography of Central America with a free educational map puzzle.
The countries of Central America and their capitals.
Learn the countries of Central America and their capitals with this fun and educational puzzle game.
www.yourchildlearns.com /puzzle_cam.htm   (356 words)

 Central America hotels | accommodations in Central America
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No matter if you are planing a business trip to Central America, a simple vacation in Central America or a honeymoon in Central America, here at Webtourist you found the right stop for everything travel to Central America.
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 Central America Atlas: Maps and Online Resources — Infoplease.com
Central America Profile: History · Government · Economy · Population …
Note: Central America is geographically part of North America.
More on Central America: Latin American and Caribbean Physical Geography
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 Destinations: Mexico, Central America | CDC Travelers' Health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The following vaccines may be recommended for your travel to Mexico and Central America.
Rabies, if you might have extensive unprotected outdoor exposure in rural areas, such as might occur during camping, hiking, or bicycling, or engaging in certain occupational activities.
Yellow fever, a viral disease that occurs primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America, is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes.
www.cdc.gov /travel/camerica.htm   (1780 words)

 Central America News
Central America News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Cuba will bring its free eye surgery program to Africa and Asia in the coming months, expanding a campaign that has restored eyesight to hundreds of thousands of poor people in 28 countries in Latin America and...
HAVANA - Ailing President Fidel Castro did not show up at the opening of a summit of developing nations here Monday, leaving the stage to what many believe is the next generation of leaders who will guide...
www.topix.net /world/central-america   (702 words)

 Central America Hotels: Discounts and Bargains for all Hotels in Central America
Caye Chapel Island Resort, a 265 acre private island off the coast of Belize, Central America within the Western Caribbean.
Part of its charm arises from its neo primitive style decorated with an eclectic flair for tribal chic...
Central America : Belize - Costa Rica - El Salvador - Guatemala - Honduras - Nicaragua - Panama
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 Amazon.com: Lonely Planet Central America on a Shoestring (Lonely Planet Central America on a Shoestring): Books: David ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Poised at the convergence of two continents, Central America lures the intrepid traveler with a centuries-old weave of unique cultural and environment forces.
Whether you aim to explore ancient Mayan temples or worship the sun on Caribbean shores, climb to the summit of a smoldering volcano or dive amid spectacular coral reefs, this indispensable guide is your ticket to affordable adventure.
Archaeological evidence indicates that Central America has been heavily population for many thousands of years.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1864501863?v=glance   (1087 words)

 central america map and map of central america countries landforms rivers and information pages
central america map and map of central america countries landforms rivers and information pages
Central America, a part of North America, is a tropical isthmus that connects North America to South America.
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 Central America and beyond
Washington's reluctant approval of a deal that was widely seen in Latin America as tilted in the U.S.'s favor is likely to aggravate the decline of U.S. influence in the region, which feels it has an uneven relationship with the world's sole superpower.
I noted yesterday that Central American elites will be held accountable for any failure (likely, in my opinion) of CAFTA to produce lots of new jobs.
Nicaragua, with Central America's worst poverty and lowest wages, is the only country that has had an expansion in its young garment industry.
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 Duke Energy Americas - Duke Energy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Duke Energy Americas includes the company’s major wholesale and commercial businesses and operations.
Domestically, our plants are primarily focused on the Midwest in the ISO and PJM Interconnection regional transmission organizations.
Our primary international assets are located in the Central and South American countries of Argentina, Boliva, Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.
www.duke-energy.com /companies/dea   (93 words)

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