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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.
Cochabamba is a municipality in central Bolivia, located in a valley bearing the same name in the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cochabamba Department and is the third biggest city in Bolivia with a metropolitan population of more than 800,000 people. Residents of the city and surrounding areas are commonly referred to as Cochabambinos. Cochabamba is known throughout South America as the City of Eternal Spring and The Garden City due to its warm temperatures year round.  
It was to be an agricultural production centre to provide food for the mining towns of the relatively nearby Altiplano region, particularly the city of Potosi. Since the late 19th century it has again been usually successful as an agricultural centre for Bolivia. In 2000, Cochabamba was wracked with large-scale protests over the privatisation of the city's water supply.
Presently, Cochabamba is an economically active city and tends to be one of the more socially liberal locations in the nation. An active nightlife is centred around Calle Espana and also along a broad tree-lined boulevard called El Prado. Cochabamba's outlying neighborhoods often find themselves with higher crime rates and lacking electricity, indoor plumbing and paved streets.

Cochabamba 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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