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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.
Placetas is a municipality in the Villa Clara Province in the center of Cuba, with a population of 42,000. Placetas is also knows as La Villa de los Laureles, primarily because of the Laurel trees that grow wild in the center of the town. The municipality is only one of 32 municipalities in the Villa Clara province. Cuba's geographical center belongs to this municipality. It’s surrounded by other small towns Tahon, Falcon, Central Zaza. Placetas has about 561 square kilometers. Its main communication road is Carretera Central and it runs from one side to the other in the town. Even though Placetas is a small town it has expanded much beyond its original area.

A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Placetas is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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