Central America

Central America,southernmost region of North America, lying between Mexico and South America and comprising Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize. (Geologists and physical geographers sometimes extend the northern boundary to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Mexico.)

Central America makes up most of the tapering isthmus that separates the Pacific Ocean, to the west, from the Caribbean Sea.

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