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Central America

A region of southern North America extending from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia. It separates the Caribbean Sea from the Pacific Ocean and is linked to South America by the Isthmus of Panama.

Central American adj. & n.

Central America

n
(Placename) an isthmus joining the continents of North and South America, extending from the S border of Mexico to the NW border of Colombia and consisting of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Area: about 518 000 sq km (200 000 sq miles)

Cen′tral Amer′ica


n.
continental North America S of Mexico, usu. considered as comprising Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. 29,000,000; 227,933 sq. mi. (590,346 sq. km).
Cen′tral Amer′ican, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Central America - the isthmus joining North America and South AmericaCentral America - the isthmus joining North America and South America; extends from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia
Central American country, Central American nation - any one of the countries occupying Central America; these countries (except for Belize and Costa Rica) are characterized by low per capita income and unstable governments
Costa Rica, Republic of Costa Rica - a republic in Central America; one of the most politically stable countries in Latin America
Guatemala, Republic of Guatemala - a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; noted for low per capita income and illiteracy; politically unstable
Belize, British Honduras - a country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean; formerly under British control
Honduras, Republic of Honduras - a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; an early center of Mayan culture
El Salvador, Republic of El Salvador, Salvador - a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
Nicaragua, Republic of Nicaragua - a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821
Latin America - the parts of North America and South America to the south of the United States where Romance languages are spoken
America - North America and South America and Central America
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
Central American - a native or inhabitant of Central America
2.Central America - the nations of Central America collectively
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
American - a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
Translations
Střední Amerika
Mellemamerika
Keski-Amerikka
Srednja Amerika
Közép-Amerika
中央アメリカ
중앙 아메리카
Centralamerika
อเมริกากลาง
vùng Trung Mỹ

Central America

nl'America centrale

Central America

أَمْرِيكا الوُسْطَى Střední Amerika Mellemamerika Mittelamerika Κεντρική Αμερική Centroamérica Keski-Amerikka Amérique centrale Srednja Amerika America Centrale 中央アメリカ 중앙 아메리카 Midden-Amerika Mellom-Amerika Ameryka Środkowa América Central Центральная Америка Centralamerika อเมริกากลาง Orta Amerika vùng Trung Mỹ 中美洲
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The Governors for the Inter-American Development Banks member countries in the Central American isthmus and the Dominican Republic gathered at their 32nd Annual Meeting February 20-21 to discuss formulas for achieving inclusive economic growth, managing vulnerability to natural disasters and harnessing disruptive technologies to increase productivity and spur investment.
On the southern tip of the Central American isthmus and sharing a 225-km land border with Colombia, Panama has traditionally been the first stop on the drug trail followed by cocaine traffickers from South America to the US.
Belize is susceptible to the transshipment of illegal drugs due to its position along the Central American isthmus between the United States and drug producing countries in South America.
Mitsui OSK Lines paid 829,468 dollars for the transit from the Pacific to the Atlantic through the Central American isthmus, breaking a record set less than a week ago at the canal's inauguration.
Located on the Central American isthmus, Costa Rica is bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the east and south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Operation Martillo (Spanish for "hammer") targets illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus, and is an international interagency operation led by Joint Interagency Task ForceSouth, a component of US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM).
Navy, acquired territory on the Central American isthmus to build an inter-oceanic canal, negotiated an end to the Russo-Japanese War, and contributed to the international settlement at Algeciras.
Last year, Mario Ernesto Salaverria, the Minister of Agriculture of El Salvador and Chairman Pro Temp of the Organization for Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Central American Isthmus, signed a cooperative agreement with The Billfish Foundation to develop a regional plan for sustainable and conservation-based management of billfish and other fish species important to the sportfishing sector.
Even so, the Sixth Biennial of Visual Arts of the Central American Isthmus (BAVIC) was a rarity.
The Central American isthmus is a primary transit point for people and drugs destined for the United States.
Even now there is no road through the Darien Gap blocking the central American isthmus, and although it has been crossed by bike, Nick and his 20-strong party will hop from Venezuela to Panama by air before heading for the Arctic.
The six Spanish-speaking countries that make up the Central American isthmus have a combined population of approximately 34 million inhabitants.

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