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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.
Cariacica is a town and municipality in the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil. It is located 10 kilometers northwest of Vitoria, the capital of the state. It has a population of 343,100 in 2005 and forms part of the Greater Vitoria metropolitan area.
Before the arrival of the colonists to this area, Tupiniquim indians made this area their home. The name Cariacica comes from their language, meaning the arrival of white men. Cariacica was created as a district of Vitoria on 18 December 1837. Its full name as it was given by the Catholic church is Freguesia de Sao Joao Batista de Cariacica, after Saint John the Baptist, the patron saint of the town. On 30 December 1890 Cariacica separated fully from the municipality of Vitoria, becoming the capital of its own municipality. Since 24 July 1971 Saint John the Baptist's day has been the city's commemorative day.
Colonization after the initial settlement instigated as a point of contact between the capital Vitoria and the interior, between 1829 and 1833 some Pomeranian families arrived to the area. Population increased much more significantly after 1865, because of the formation of German colonies which headed to Santa Leopoldina and Santa Isabel. In 1837 a group of Portuguese also arrived to establish themselves in the rural district of the municipality.

Cariacica is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Central America worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Central America.

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