Merida, Venezuela

Mérida, whose full name is Santiago de los Caballeros de Mérida, is a city in the Venezuelan Andes. Located on the western part of the country, it covers 59.39 sq km (22.9 sq mi) and has a population of 200,000 people (2011 estimate). It also serves as the state capital of Mérida State. More on […]


Ecuador is a relatively small country in South America. Its official name, República del Ecuador, translates as “Republic of the Equator”. True to its name, this democratic republic straddles the equator. It covers 283,561 sq km (109,415 sq mi) and has a population of 15 million people. More on Ecuador The capital of Ecuador is […]

San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio is a town in western central Belize. With a population of about 16,000 people (2011 estimate), it is the main town and district capital of Cayo District. The town is located on the banks of the Macal and Mopan rivers. It is about 35 km (22 mi) from the national capital, Belmopan, and […]

Panama City, Panama

Panama City is the capital and biggest city in Panama. It covers 275 sq km (106.2 sq mi) and has a population of 881,000 people (2011 estimate), within a metropolitan area of 1.3 million people. Located on the southern entrance to the Panama Canal facing the Pacific Ocean, it is the political, administrative and transportation […]