Central America

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Central America is a central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as the southern portion of North America, which connects with South America on the southeast, or as a region of the Americas in its own right.[1][2] Most of Central America is considered to be part of the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot.[3]

Central America comprises the following seven independent countries:


  1. Central America, MSN Encarta. Accessed on line January 10, 2008.
  2. "Central America", vol. 3, Micropædia, The New Encyclopædia Britannica, Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 1990, 15th ed. ISBN 0-85229-511-1.
  3. Mesoamerica, Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International. Accessed on line January 10, 2008.
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