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Maldonado, Uruguay

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.

Maldonado is a Uruguayan city of the Maldonado department, from which is capital. Its population, as of 2004, is 54,603 inhabitants. Its foundation, carried out by decision of the Governor of Montevideo Joaquin de Viana, started in 1755 and finished in 1757, with the definitive settlement of 104 people. Its original name was Maldonado, but years later its name was changed to San Fernando de Maldonado, in honour to the King Fernando VI of Spain.

Maldonadois 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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