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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.
Manaus is a city in north-west Brazil and capital of Amazonas State. It is located on the Negro River near its confluence with the Amazon it is the chief port and a hub for the region's extensive river system. Its population is estimated to be around 1,800,000. Manaus began as a small fort, Sao Jose da Barra, created in 1669 by Portuguese settlers as a defense against Spanish incursions into Brazil by way of the Amazon River. On November 13, 1832, the settlement gained the status of Vila, and was named Manaus, after the indigenous tribe, the Manaos, which once inhabitated the area.

Manaus is 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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