Atlas of Central America

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Atlas of Central America
Central America
English Central America
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 a region of the Americas in its own right.
Español América Central, también llamada Centroamérica , es un subcontinente que conecta América del Norte con América del Sur. Geográficamente se sitúa entre la frontera sur de México, y la frontera norte de Colombia, rodeada por el Océano Pacífico y el Océano Atlántico. Su extensión territorial continental es aproximadamente 762,064 kilómetros cuadrados.

Fisiográficamente, de acuerdo con algunos geógrafos, la América Central se extiende desde el Istmo de Tehuantepec en México, hasta el Golfo de Urabá en Colombia.

Français L’Amérique centrale est la partie du continent américain située entre la frontière sud du Mexique, en Amérique du Nord, et la frontière nord-ouest de la Colombie, en Amérique du Sud. Elle est à différencier de la Mésoamérique qui, d'un point de vue historique, s'étendait dans les régions du Sud du Mexique jusqu’au Nord du Costa Rica via la côte Pacifique du Nicaragua avant la conquête espagnole.
Population 42,382,000 inhabitants
Area 762,064 km²
Major language(s) English, Spanish, French
Major religion(s) Roman Catholicism and Protestantism
More information Central America, Geography of Central America, History of Central America and Politics of Central America
More images Central America - Central America (Category).

General maps

CentralAmericaLocation.svg Location of Central America
CIA map of Central America.png Map of Central America
BlankMap-Central-America.png Blank map of Central America


Central America

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This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day North America, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day North America.

Christopher Columbus voyages.gif Voyages of Christoper Columbus
Caribbean spanish names.PNG Spanish names in the Caribbean
Colonias europea en América siglo XVI-XVIII.png Colonization of the Americas
Spanish colonization of the Americas.png Spanish colonization

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

Ct000725C-wh012 5-Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii alioru-m-que lustrationes..gif First map to show the name America
Piri reis harita.jpg Piri Reis map
Orteliusamerica.jpg Map of the Americas 1587 (Ortelius)
America noviter delineata.jpg Map of the Americas 1637 (Hondius)
Claude Bernou Carte de lAmerique septentrionale.jpg Map of North America 1681
America-1705.jpg Map of the Americas 1705
CartedAmerique.jpeg Map of the Americas 1722
MapaAméricaJonghe.JPG Map of the Americas 1770
North America 1797 - U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1909.jpg North America 1797
Mapa geographica completens Indiae Occidentalis.jpg Map of Central America and the Caribbean,
Meyers b1 s0457d.jpg North America 1885
CentralAmerica1892.jpg Central America 1892
LA2-NSRW-1-0080.jpg North America 1914


Maps of international organizations

OAS membership map.svg Organization of American States
Rio group countries.PNG Rio Group


Ethnic maps

Map-Amerindian populations.png Indian population of the Americas

Satellite maps

North America satellite orthographic.jpg Satellite map

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