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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.

Carupano is a town on the Venezuelan Caribbean coast, situated at the opening of two valleys, 65 miles northeast of the city of Cumana. The population of the town was 112,000 in the year 2001. It was somewhere on the Penisula of Paria, near Carupano, where Christopher Columbus first set foot on the American continent for the first and only time, during his third trip. It was in Carupano, where Simon Bolivar, the liberator of Venezuela, issued a decree ending slavery in 1814.
At around midnight on May 4, 1962, military officers in rebellion against the government of Romulo Betancourt, took over the city of Carupano. In July 1997, an earthquake struck the city. This earthquake was centered in the town of Cariaco, where most of the deaths and damage occurred. Carupano is the shire town of the Bermudez Municipality. The mayor of the Bermudez Municipality is Jose Ramon Regnault Hernandez.
Cacao, coffee, sugar, cotton, timber and rum have been important exports of Carupano since colonial times. As of November 2006, Carupano is a domestic scheduled destination of Avior Airlines. The House of Cable was where the first submarine cable between Europe and America arrived, joining the French city of Marseille with Carupano, back in the late 19th century. This house is today the headquarters of the Tomas Merle foundation and the Paria Project, two organizations that promote tourism and industry.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Carupano enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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