Central Americae

Central Americae (Spaingie: América Central or Centroamérica) is the central geografic region o the Americas. It is the soothrenmaist, isthmian portion o the Central American continent, which connects wi Sooth Americae on the sootheast.[3][4] When considered pairt o the unified continental model, it is considered a subcontinent. Central Americae consists o seven kintras: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, an Panama. Central Americae is pairt o the Mesoamerican biodiversity hetspot, which extends frae northren Guatemala through central Panama.[5] It is bordered bi Mexico tae the north, the Caribbean Sea tae the east, the North Paceefic Ocean tae the wast, an Colombie tae the sooth-east.

Central Americae
Cairt o Central Americae
Aurie523,780 km2
(202,233 sq mi)[1]
Population41,739,000 (2009 est.)[1]
Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
DemonymCentral American, American
GDP$107.7 billion (exchynge rate) (2006)
$ 226.3 billion (purchasin pouer parity) (2006).
GDP per capita$2,541 (exchynge rate) (2006)
$5,339 (purchasin pouer parity) (2006).
LeidsSpainyie, Inglis, Mayan leids, Garifuna,
Kriol, European leids, an mony ithers
Time ZonesUTC - 6:00, UTC - 5:00
Lairgest ceeties (2002)Guatemala Ceety
San Salvador
San Pedro Sula
Panama Ceety
San José, Costa Rica
Santa Ana, El Salvador
San Miguel[2]

Central Americae is an aurie o 524,000 square kilometer (202,000 sq mi), or almaist 0.1% o the Yird's surface. As o 2009, its population wis estimatit at 41,739,000. It haes a density o 77 fowk per square kilometer.


  1. a b Areas and population estimates taken from the 2008 CIA World Factbook, whose population estimates are as of July 2007.
  2. Largest Cities in Central America, Rhett Butler. Accessed on line January 10, 2008.
  3. Central America Archived 2009-10-28 at the Wayback Machine, MSN Encarta. Accessed on line January 10, 2008. 2009-10-31.
  4. "Central America", vol. 3, Micropædia, The New Encyclopædia Britannica, Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 1990, 15th ed. ISBN 0-85229-511-1.
  5. Mesoamerica, Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International. Accessed on line January 10, 2008.