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Porto Velho

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.
Porto Velho is the capital of the Brazilian state of Rondonia, in the upper Amazon River basin. In 2005, the population of the city was 373,917 and an area of 34,082 square kilometers. It is located on the eastern shore of the Madeira River, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon River. Porto Velho's modern history begins with the discovery of cassiterite around the city and of gold on the Madeira River, by the end of the fifties. Also, the government's decision to allow huge cattle farms in the territory began a trend of migration into the city.  

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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