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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.
Talcahuano is a port city of Chile, lying near Concepcion. The official foundation date of Talcahuano is November 5, 1764 when Antonio Guill y Gonzaga declared it as an official port. However, Talcahuano began to figure in history books as early as 1544 when the Geonese captain, Juan Bautista Pastene discovered the mouth of the Bio-Bio River while exploring the coast in his ships San Pedro and Santiaguillo.
The municipality of Talcahuano has an area of 148.29 square kilometers and, according to the 2002 census, has a population of 250,348 inhabitants. With a population density of 1,873 inhabitants per square kilometers, it is the seventh most populated city of the country.

Talcahuano 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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