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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.
Leon is a city in Nicaragua, Central America. In full the legal name of the city, granted in Spanish Colonial times, is Santiago de los Caballeros de Leon, but this is little used. It is the capital and municipality of Nicaragua's Leon department. As of 2005 the city had an estimated population of about 145,000 people. Leon is situated on the Rio Chiquito River, some 50 miles northwest of Managua, and some 11 miles north of the Pacific Ocean coast.

Leonis 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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