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Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos. 
Antofagasta is a port town and episcopal see in northern Chile, about 700 miles north of Santiago. It is the capital of both Antofagasta Province and Antofagasta Region. In 2002, the population of the city was 318,779. The city's name comes from either Quechua term for town of the great saltpeter bed. Antofagasta is a long and narrow city located just south of the Peninsula de Mejillones and north of the Cerro Coloso. The city is surrounded by steep hills that are part of Chile's Cordillera de la Costa on its eastern edge and by the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Although, the city of Antofagasta was founded in 1868 by the Bolivian government. Historically, both the region and the community have had an economy based on the industrial production and the development of minerals. Antofagasta has experienced a strong growth as for educational offers, due to the increasing demand on the part of the population. Also, Antofagasta is the first city of Chile that is provided with a municipal school working inside a military enclosure the Center of Recovery of Studies Integrated to the Military Instruction.

Antofagasta is the kind of town you daydream about. It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.

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