Monday, March 4, 2013

Central American Countries

Below the three biggest countries, Canada, USA and Mexico,
you'll find 7 more countries that make up what is sometimes called Central America.

central america
(from: wikipedia - central america)

The countries are:
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Gautemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.

These 7 countries together make up 41 million people, (just 10 million more than Canada)
and all lumped together are smaller than Mexico.

They all have very warm weather since they're so close to the equator,
and 5 of them have coastlines on both the Pacific and Atlantic ocean.

The country Panama even has a canal going through it,
which is a water way that lets boats go through.
panama canal
(from: wikipedia - panama canal)

This is very helpful for travelers so they don't have to go all the way around South America!