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Belize City

Belize <<buh LEEZ >> City is the largest city of Belize. The city lies on the Caribbean Sea, at the mouth of a branch of the Belize River. Belize City was the capital of Belize until 1970. That year, Belmopan became the capital.... Read More

Belmopan

Belmopan << BEHL moh PAN>> is the capital of Belize. It lies about 35 miles (55 kilometers) inland from the Caribbean Sea. Belmopan became the capital in August 1970, when Belize still belonged to the United Kingdom. The city’s inland location helps protect it from hurricanes and flooding that strike Belize City, the former capital, on the coast.... Read More

Guatemala City

Guatemala <<gwah tuh MAH luh>> City is the capital and largest city of Guatemala. It lies on a plateau (raised area) about 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) above sea level. The city is in the south-central part of the country. Its official name is La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción. Guatemala City is commonly called Guate.... Read More

Managua

Managua <<mah NAH gwah>> is the capital and largest city of Nicaragua. It is also Nicaragua’s chief commercial center. Managua is on the southern shore of Lake Managua in western Nicaragua.... Read More

Panama City

Panama City is the capital and largest city of Panama. It lies on the Pacific Ocean, at one end of the Panama Canal.Panama City is a crossroads of world trade.... Read More

San José

San José << sahn jaw SEH>> is the capital of Costa Rica. It is also the largest city and the commercial center of the country. San José is on a plateau in Costa Rica’s main farming region. Spanish settlers founded the city in the mid-1700′s.... Read More

San Salvador

San Salvador <<san SAL vuh dawr >> is the capital and largest city of El Salvador. San Salvador lies near the center of the country. The city is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the Pacific Ocean.... Read More

Tegucigalpa

Tegucigalpa <<teh goo see GAHL pah>> is the capital and largest city of Honduras. It is in the mountainous south-central part of Honduras. Mountains border Tegucigalpa to the north. Several rivers and streams flow through the city.Tegucigalpa is more than 3,200 feet (975 meters) above sea level. It has pleasant weather all year long.... Read More