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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.

Nicoya is a town in Costa Rica's Guanacaste province, and one of its most important tourist zones. It serves as a transport hub to Guanacaste's beaches and national parks. According to the 200 census, the city's population is 13,334 second only to Liberia in the province. The city is also the district seat of a cantón of the same name, which in 2000 had 20,945 residents.
It is built in an old colonial style, in the Cordillera Volcanica de Guanacaste. Agriculture and cattle form the backbone of the city's economy, as well as the province which surrounds it. Nicoya did not become part of Costa Rica until 1824, when it, along with neighboring Santa Cruz, chose to be annexed by the country. Liberia, then called Guanacaste, remained united with Nicaragua and were not incorporated into Costa Rica until two years later.

Nicoya 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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