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Sincelejo, Sucre

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.

Sincelejo is the capital city of the department of Sucre in Colombia. Sincelejo was founded with the name San Francisco de Asis de Sincelejo on October 4, 1535, the saint day of Francis of Assisi. The total population in 2004 was 252,000. In 1776 Sincelejo was refounded by the Spanish captain and engineer, Antonio de la Torre Miranda. During the colonial times and the first years of the republic, the region was part of the Cartagena Province.

Sincelejois 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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