Category Archives: Central America

In North America, large areas of Canada and Alaska cannot be used for agriculture for climatic reasons – it is too cold. But even in the regions where grain can be grown, large areas in Canada are covered by the northern coniferous forest. The coniferous forests of Canada are mainly used for forestry (logging). In the temperate latitudes of North America, the cultivation of sugar beets, sunflowers, corn and wheat as well as cattle and pig farming are widespread. Wheat cultivation is concentrated in the steppe zone (the so-called Great Plains). In the American Midwest, the combination of forage cultivation (corn) and livestock farming (cattle and pigs) is clearly visible. In the subtropical areas (California, Florida) the climate allows the cultivation of citrus fruits, whereby in dry California it has to be irrigated artificially. In the south-east of the USA, cotton, sugar cane, peanuts and tobacco are also grown under warm, humid climates. Because of the extraordinarily high demand for water, rice cultivation is concentrated in areas in the Mississippi Valley.

Agriculture in Central America is characterized by subtropical and tropical fruits. In Mexico, cattle and pig breeding is also widespread. A lot of coffee is grown in the high altitudes of Central America and bananas in the lower altitudes.

Central America was the home of many Native Americans prior to Europe colonizing the region. The smallest country in Central America is El Salvador.Nicaragua is the country with the largest land area in central america. They were part of the Soviet Union. Guatemala has the largest population in Central America, while Nicaragua is the largest country by size. El Salvador is the most densely-populated country in Central America. According to COUNTRYAAH, there are 7 countries in Central America.

Cocos Islands National Park (World Heritage)

The approximately 24 km² coconut island is the only East Pacific island that is covered with tropical rainforest. Steep rock faces, waterfalls and jungle alternate on the island, which made history as the legendary “Treasure Island” of Robert Louis Stevenson ‘s novel of the same name. The island, located 532 km from the mainland, belongs… Read More »

Guanacaste Protected Area (World Heritage)

The world heritage includes three national parks and several smaller protected zones in Central American Costa Rica. It stretches from the Pacific coast over the around 2,000 m high mountains in the interior to the lowlands in the Caribbean. The natural landscapes include coastal waters, islands, sandy beaches and rocky coasts as well as mountain… Read More »

IELTS Test Centers in Cuba

IELTS Testing Centres in Cuba In total, there is one test location in Cuba that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you. There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner… Read More »

Dental Schools in Puerto Rico

Want to become a dentist, dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental nurse, dental technician, or dental therapist?  The following schools of dentistry in Puerto Rico offer pre-dental studies, general dentistry, dental assisting, and dental hygiene studies towards a bachelor’s , master’s, doctorate, or a professional degree. Please know that some Puerto Rico dental schools also provide certificates or postgraduate training… Read More »