Central America

Central American Newspapers Online

A directory of Central American newspapers, news sites, and magazines covering politics, sports, entertainments, history, jobs, education, tourism, lifestyles, travel, real estate, and business.

Newspapers by Central American countries

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Central America is a region in the southern tip of North America and is sometimes defined as a subregion of the Americas. This region is bordered by Mexico to the north, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south.

  • Area: 521,876 km²
  • Population: 47,448,336 (2016 estimate)
  • Languages: Spanish, English, Mayan languages, Garifuna, Kriol, and other languages of Mesoamerica
  • Time zones: UTC -6:00 to UTC -5:00

Central America Facts

  • There are seven countries in Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama
  • Panama is richest country in Central America
  • The most famous places in Central America consist of remarkably well-preserved Mayan pyramids, temples and even entire cities, as well as colonial sites and natural wonders
  • Spanish is the dominant language of the region, although English is the official language
  • There is no spot in Central America more than 125 miles (200 kilometers) from the ocean
  • Although Central America is a land bridge between North and South America, technically it is part of North America
  • Central America makes up most of the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot