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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.

Bauru is a Brazilian city and municipality in the state of Sao Paulo. It is also the capital of the micro-region of Bauru. The population in 2004 is 313,670, the area of the municipality is 675.2 square kilometer and the population density is 464.56 square kilometer.
It is established in 1896, its boundaries are Reginopolis to the north, Arealva to the northeast, Pederneiras to the east, Agudos and Piratininga in the south and Avai in the west. It is the hometown of Marcos Cesar Pontes, the first Brazilian in space. It is also the town where Pele grew up and learned his soccer skills.
In discovered history of city There are a couple theories intended to explain the origin of the Bauru name. One of the most accepted was proposed by Ismael Marinho Falcao, an engineer coexisted during many years with the Caingangue tribe, used to inhabit the region.
The name comes from mbai-yuru, meaning waterfall or river in strong declivity; or yba or uru, basket of fruits; or even bauruz, as the natives who inhabited the edges of rio Batalha were called.

Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Bauru is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Central America.

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