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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.
Contagem is a municipality in the center of the state of Minas Gerais, in Brazil. It is located 21 kilometers from the capital, Belo Horizonte and forms part of a metropolitan area with a population of 4.8 million. In 2005, the population of the city was 591,518 making it the second most crowded city in the state of Minas Gerais, after Belo Horizonte. Contagem is primarily a city of heavy industry with a diversified industrial complex.  Contagem was the first industrial district built in Minas.

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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