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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.

Artigas is the capital of the department of Artigas in Uruguay. The name Artigas comes from the founding father of Uruguay, Jose Gervasio Artigas. Uruguay, officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay is a nation located in southern part of South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north, the Uruguay River to the west, the estuary of the Rio de la Plata to the southwest, with Argentina on the other bank of both and finally the South Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Artigas was established on 12 September 1852 by Don Carlos Catala. Artigas is the furthest city from Uruguay's capital Montevideo, being 600 kilometers away. In 2004, the population of the city was 41,687.

Central America is a popular travel destination for visitors and globe trotters from all over the world who appreciate its beautiful landscapes, rich culture, various local cuisine, hospitality and safety.

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