Is Latin America the same as Central America?
Also, is Central America considered Latin America?
Yes, Central America is part of Latin America. In a general sense, Latin America goes from Mexico to Argentina. Latin America is a cultural region, and encompases all the countries in North, Central, and South America (and the Caribbean) that speak Spanish and Portuguese.
Additionally, what are Latin American countries? Latin America encompasses such other countries and territories as Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Guatemala, Ecuador, Cuba, Bolivia, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Paraguay, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy.
Accordingly, why is Central America called Latin America?
Latin America consists of Mexico, the Caribbean and most of Central and South America. In these countries, residents speak mostly Spanish and Portuguese. These two languages are classified as Romance languages, which are derived from Latin. So hence the name Latin America.
Is Latin America considered North America?
Although Central America is considered to be its own region, geographically it is the south-most part of North America. Central America is an isthmian part which connects North America to South America and is considered by many to be a part of North America.