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Central America There are 26 million people in Central America Mestizos of mixed white and Indian heritage make up one half of the population Indians who make up one fifth are concentrated in Guatemala Whites are dominant in Costa Rica and blacks and mulattos in Panama and the Caribbean coastal plains Central America extends for a distance of 1200 miles east southeastward from Mexico to South America Its wider western half is occupied by the nations of Belize Guatemala El Salvador Honduras and Nicaragua The republics of Costa Rica and Panama occupy the narrower eastern half Central America is an isthmus or narrow strip of land connecting two larger bodies of land in this case North and South America A row of volcanoes runs along the pacific shorelines of much of Central America Inland lies a rugged upland surface produced by earlier volcanic activity Nearly three quarters of the population live within the volcanic regions and the narrow pacific coastal plain that has been built up of materials derived from the volcanic upland While the Pacific side is primarily of volcanic origin the Caribbean side is dominated by a land in which is packed into parallel ridges and valleys This rough land extends in an east-west arc across northwestern Central America The Caribbean shoreline is less heavily populated and generally more isolated it contains greater mineral resources than the volcanic regions to the south Although Managua and Nicaragua are limited in area they serve in the production of cotton sugar cattle and bananas which are four of the five major agricultural exports Although Central America is thought of as being tropical one third is more than 3000 feet high and so has temperate too cool climates Four of its seven capital cities and nearly two thirds of its population live in the cool uplands Rainfall varies considerably While seasonal rainfall on the pacific coastal plain provides perfect weather for the production
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