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Central America: Southernmost region of North America, comprising Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama; borders Mexico, Colombia, the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean (area approximately 524,000km²/202,000mi²; population about 42 million). [e]

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  • Belize [r]: Country (formerly known as British Honduras) located in Central America, bordering Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south, whose capital city is Belmopan. [e]
  • Costa Rica [r]: Democratic third world nation located south of Nicaragua, north of Panama, east of the Pacific Ocean and west of the Caribbean Sea. [e]
  • El Salvador [r]: Republic in Central America, one of the smallest but most densely populated in the region. [e]
  • Guatemala [r]: Country in Central America that shares borders with Mexico to the north and west, Belize to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the south. [e]
  • Honduras [r]: Central American republic (capital Tegucigalpa) with an economy built on agriculture and peoples of mixed European and Amerindian descent; has the world's highest murder rate and high levels of poverty (population about 8.5 million). [e]
  • Nicaragua [r]: Country of Latin America, formerly a British colony. [e]
  • Panama [r]: Republic in Central America, bounded by Colombia to the east, Costa Rica to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the south. [e]

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