The Facts

  • Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
  • Population: 41,739,000
  • Area: 507,966 km2
  • Smallest country: El Salvador
  • Languages: Spanish, English, Mayan languages, Garifuna, Kriol, and other languages of Mesoamerica
  • There is no spot in Central America more than 125 miles (200 kilometers) from the ocean.

Staff picks

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Mexico Unplugged

Intrepid

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Mexico City to Antigua

Dragoman