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On Your Map Locate the following Use page 201 in your book. Nations: Cities: Belize Panama City Guatemala San Jose Honduras Managua El Salvador Tegucigalpa Nicaragua San Salvador Costa Rica Guatemala City

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On your map locate the following use page 201 in your book
On Your Map Locate the followingUse page 201 in your book

  • Nations: Cities:

    Belize Panama City

    Guatemala San Jose

    Honduras Managua

    El Salvador Tegucigalpa

    Nicaragua San Salvador

    Costa Rica Guatemala City

    Panama Belmopan



7 nations
7 Nations

  • Belize

  • Guatemala

  • Honduras

  • El Salvador

  • Nicaragua

  • Costa Rica

  • Panama

Major Cities:

Panama City

San Jose

Managua

Tegucigalpa

San Salvador

Guatemala City

Belmopan


Physical geography
Physical Geography

  • Land Bridge connecting North America and South America

  • Mostly Mountainous

  • Tropical Climate : Hot, humid, cool.

  • Off the coastal plains there is very little flat land.

  • Active Volcanoes

  • Rain forests.


Mountains
Mountains

The Sierra Madre Occidental and Orientals


Rain forest
Rain Forest

  • Almost half of Central America is covered with Rain forests.


Geography weather
Geography: Weather

  • Natural Disasters


Natural resources
Natural Resources

  • Nickel

  • Iron ore

  • Fish

  • Timber

  • Oil

    Problems???????


Population
Population

  • Total populationof Central America is about 41 739 000.

  • Guatemala 14 027 000

  • Honduras 7 466 000

  • El Salvador 6 163 000

  • Nicaragua 5 743 000

  • Costa Rica 4 579 000

  • Panama 3 454 000

  • Belize 307 000


The people of central america
The people of Central America

  • Mestizo 70%

  • White 8%

  • Arab 1%

  • Asian 0.5%

  • American Indian 10%

  • Black Creole 9%

Belize: English

Costa Rica: Spanish

El Salvador: Spanish

Guatemala: Spanish

Honduras: Spanish

Nicaragua: Spanish

Panama: Spanish


Rural urban
Rural & Urban

Urban population: 48%;Rural population: 51%



School in urban central america
School in Urban Central America

What differences do you see?


Agriculture
Agriculture

2 major exports:

Bananas

Coffee

Where do you think they export these to the most?

Other Exports: Cotton, natural resources (oil, iron ore, coastal goods), etc.


The caribbean
The Caribbean

The West Indies

13 Nations

11

Dependencies


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