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Largest Country in Central America is Nicaragua and the smallest is El Salvador. 

Central America is often affected by natural disasters due to volcanic activities, earthquakes and tropical storms and hurricanes. More than 200 volcanic eruptions took place in the Central American region in the last thirty years.

Great Blue Hole is a marine sinkhole in the Lighthouse Reef about 70 km off the Belize coastline. This round-shaped hole is about 124 m deep and is popular with scuba divers.

Nicaragua’s rainforest which is the largest in the Western Hemisphere.

The Panama Canal is an artificial waterway that is 82 km long. It connects the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic Ocean. It now has three sets of locks and there are artificial lakes and a reservoir.

The largest lake of Central America is Lake Nicaragua. It is home to sweet water sharks.

There are no street names or numbering in Nicaragua. An address is given by whatever major landmarks they live near.

Chocolate was used as currency by the ancient Mayas.

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Belize: The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the Great Blue Hole, and various limestone caves are just a few of the natural wonders that Belize has to offer to captivate visitors who want to do some basic sightseeing. Belize is also home to jaguars, tapirs, crocodiles, ocelots, more than 500 species of birds, and tens of thousands of different types of flora.

Costa Rica: Costa Rica is famous for its amazing national parks, where visitors can participate in exciting activities such as zip line, canyoning, river rafting, and cave tubing. In addition, you can visit cloud forests, sandy beaches, and volcanoes. It’s also one of the best places for nature enthusiasts to see some fascinating animals, like cute sloths, sea turtles, and macaws.

Guatemala: Volcanoes, mountains, and beaches on the Pacific and Caribbean Seas can be found in Guatemala. This little nation is characterised by differences, from the Cuchamatán Mountains in the western highlands to the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean beaches. Out of the thirty volcanoes in Guatemala, three of them are still active. Antigua, a colonial city, Lake Atitlan, offers welcoming locals, inexpensive accommodation, pleasant weather, delicious food, and trekking active volcanoes.

Nicaragua: Nicaragua is a wonderful destination for tourists because of its two gorgeous coasts, nearly 20 volcanoes, vibrant colonial cities, plenty of wildlife, rich culture, and delicious food. There are the two largest freshwater lakes in Central America, Lake Nicaragua and Lake Managua.

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The term Central America refers to the land bridge between the continents of North and South America; it borders the Pacific Ocean in the southwest and the Caribbean Sea in the northeast. There are 7 countries in Central America: Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

Vector illustration with simplified map of Central America region with blue contour of Belize. Grey silhouettes, white outline of states border.