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 […]

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City is the biggest city and capital of Guatemala. Its full name is La Nueva Guatemala de la AsunciĆ³n. Located in the mountain valley of Valle de la Ermita, Guatemala City covers 692 sq km (267.2 sq mi) and has a population of 1.1 million people within a metropolitan area of 3.7 million people. […]

Ocotal, Nicaragua

Ocotal is a city in northwestern Nicaragua. It covers 85 sq km (32.9 sq mi) and has a population of 32,000 people (2011 estimate). The city is the provincial capital of Nueva Segovia Department. More on Ocotal The city of Ocotal is a regional center for light industries and crafts. It is also within a […]

Gamboa, Panama

Gamboa is one of the Canal Zone towns in Panama. Named after a tree of the quince family, Gamboa serves as a bedroom community for workers of the Panama Canal. The town is on a sharp bend of the Chagres River, where it empties into Lake Gatun. The lake connects to the Panama Canal at […]