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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.

Curitiba is the capital city of the Brazilian state of Parana. In 2005, its population was approximately 1,757,904 inhabitants. Its metropolitan area comprises 26 municipalities with a total population of 3.2 million. Curitiba officially became a town in 1842. The growth of the city was based on the cattle trade, being half way between cattle breeding country to the South and markets to the North. At present, Curitiba is considered one of the best examples of urban planning world-wide. Located in Southern Brazil, Curitiba is a somewhat humid city in Subtropical zone.  Curitiba has a very simple and practical transportation system.

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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