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Central America map, showing Central American countries and their capital cities

Facts About Central American States

The Central American nations include Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Guatemala, as well as Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.  For official news and information about selected nations in Central America, visit the government websites highlighted below.

Belize's capital city is Belmopan, and its national currency is the Belize Dollar.  English is the official language of Belize, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 294,000.

The Republic of Costa Rica's capital city is San Jose, and its national currency is the Costa Rican Colon.  Spanish is the official language of Costa Rica, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 4,134,000.

The Republic of El Salvador's capital city is San Salvador, and its currency is the US Dollar.  El Salvador's official language is Spanish, and the country's estimated population in 2007 was 6.948,000.

The Republic of Guatemala's capital city is Guatemala City, and its national currency is the Quetzal.  Spanish is the most widely used language in Guatemala, and in 2007, the country's population was estimated at 12,728,000.

The Republic of Honduras' capital city is Tegucigalpa, and its national currency is the Lempira.  Spanish is the official language of Honduras, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 7,484,000.

The Republic of Nicaragua's capital city is Managua, and its national currency is the Cordoba.  Nicaragua's official language is Spanish, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 5,675,000.

The Republic of Panama's capital city is Panama City, and its national currency is the Balboa.  Panama's most commonly used language is Spanish, and the nation's population in 2007 was estimated at 3,242,000.


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