Central America includes Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and parts of southern Mexico.
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. Please submit English-language (or multilingual including English) sites only. Sites in other languages should be submitted under World
. Very few sites belong in this category. If your site concerns only one country in Central America, please submit it to an appropriate category under that country. If your site concerns a particular aspect of more than one Central American country, please submit it under a subject category.
Belize is located on the Caribbean Sea, east of southern Mexico and northern Guatemala.
Formerly the colony of British Honduras, Belize has been independent since September 21, 1981. The capital is Belmopan. Administratively, Belize is divided into six districts: Belize, Cayo, Corozal, Orange Walk, Stann Creek, and Toledo.
Tourism is the major industry, with significant production and export of sugar cane, citrus fruit, and bananas.
British or US spelling is fine. Very few sites will be listed at the national level. Most sites, such as lodging establishments and businesses, will be listed in the locality where they are physically located.
Sites for real estate agents or offices are listed in the locality where the office is physically located.
Costa Rica is located between Nicaragua and Panama, with the Caribbean on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. "Although still a largely agricultural country, [Costa Rica] has expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism sectors. The standard of living is relatively high. Land ownership is widespread." Costa Rica is divided into seven Provinces: San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, and Limon.
Very few sites will be listed in this category. Individual language schools and tutors will be listed once, in the local category where they are physically located.
El Salvador is located on the Pacific coast of Central America, bordered by Guatemala to the northwest and Honduras to the northeast. It achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839. It is the smallest country in Central America. El Salvador ended a 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, in 1992. Since then the country has suffered from Hurricane Mitch in 1998 and earthquakes in 2001. Agricultural products include coffee, sugar, corn, rice, and beans. Exports include offshore assembly products, coffee, and sugar. The official currency is the US dollar.
This category is for sites about El Salvador written in English. Sites in Spanish should be under World/Español/Regional/El Salvador
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On its Pacific coast, Guatemala is bordered by Mexico to the north and El Salvador to the south. On its Caribbean coast, it is bordered by Belize on the north and Honduras on the south.
This category is for pages about Guatemala written in English. Pages in Spanish are under World/Español/Regional/Guatemala
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Honduras is bordered on the south by Nicaragua, on the north by the Caribbean sea, and on the west by Guatemala and El Salvador, with a short Pacific coast on its southwest.
This category is for pages about Honduras written in English. Pages in Spanish should be under World/Español/Regional/Honduras
. Esta categoría es para páginas escritas en inglés sobre Honduras. La descripción deberá estar en inglés. Todas las páginas sobre Honduras en castellano deberán estar en World/Español/Regional/Honduras
Nicaragua is located between Honduras and Costa Rica, with Caribbean and Pacific coasts. "The Pacific Coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony from Panama in the early 16th century. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 and the country became an independent republic in 1838. Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in the first half of the 19th century, but gradually ceded control of the region in subsequent decades. Violent opposition to governmental manipulation and corruption spread to all classes by 1978 and resulted in a short-lived civil war that brought the Marxist Sandinista guerrillas to power in 1979. ... Free elections in 1990, 1996, and again in 2001 saw the Sandinistas defeated. The country has slowly rebuilt its economy during the 1990s, but was hard hit by Hurricane Mitch in 1998."
This category is for pages about Nicaragua written in English. Pages in Spanish should be under World/Español/Regional/Nicaragua
. Esta categoría es para páginas escritas en inglés sobre Nicaragua. La descripción deberá estar en inglés. Todas las páginas sobre Nicaragua en castellano deberán estar en World/Español/Regional/Nicaragua
This category is for English language sites providing information about the people, places, arts, culture, businesses, services, and organizations specific to Panama. Informational sites about local weather, history, education, geography, government, and science are also welcome.
This category is intended for pages about Panama written in English. All pages about Panama in Spanish should be under World/Español/Regional/Panamá
. Esta categoría es para páginas escritas en inglés sobre Panamá. La descripción deberá estar en inglés. Todas las páginas sobre Panamá en castellano deberán estar en World/Español/Regional/Panamá
Please submit all sites to their correct category.
Includes sites that reflect the make up of the Central American community: its people, its history, and resources and institutions that serve the people of the region
Election results go under Government.
Includes area transportation resources for people traveling to and from, and within the region.
Travel and Tourism is designed to provide information for vacation travelers and guests to Central America. Topics include (but are not limited to) lodging, activities and attractions, and area travel guides.
Esta categoría es para páginas escritas en inglés. La descripción deberá estar en inglés. Todas las páginas en castellano deberán estar debajo de World/Español
This category is for English-language sites regarding more than one Central American country. Sites dealing with only one country should be submitted under that country. Non-English-language sites should be submitted under World.