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Central Americae
Cairt o Central Americae
Aurie 523,780 km2
(202,233 sq mi)[1]
Population 41,739,000 (2009 est.)[1]
Density 77 /km2 (200 /sq mi)
Kintras 7
Demonym Central 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).
Leids Spainyie, Inglis, Mayan leids, Garifuna,
Kriol, European leids, an mony ithers
Time Zones UTC - 6:00, UTC - 5:00
Lairgest ceeties (2002) Guatemala Ceety
San Salvador
Tegucigalpa
Managua
San Pedro Sula
Panama Ceety
San José, Costa Rica
Santa Ana, El Salvador
León
San Miguel[2]

Central Americae (Spainyie: 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 is an aurie o 524,000 square kilometers (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.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 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, MSN Encarta. Accessed on line January 10, 2008. Archived 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.