The region comprises nearly 13 of the earth s total land surface area. Latin america is a cultural entity commonly defined as a group of countries in the americas where one of the latin based languages are spoken.
Latin america includes all the portuguese and spanish speaking nations located to the south of the united states.
Map of latin america and south america. Interactive map of the countries in central america and the caribbean. Brazil is the world s fifth largest country by both area and population. It is from vespucci latin name of amerigo that the name america was applied to the new world.
This map shows governmental boundaries of countries in central and south america. It is not well defined and there is always disagreement as to which countries are included under this term. To address this glitch all of mexico along with central and south american countries also may be grouped under the name latin america with the united states and canada being referred to as anglo america.
Use continent maps solution from the maps area of conceptdraw solution park to draw thematic maps geospatial infographics and vector illustrations for your business documents presentations and websites. Jul 1 2013 map of latin america central america. Conceptdraw pro is idea to draw the geological maps of south america continent from the pre designed vector geo map shapes.
Cuba costa rica dominican republic mexico guatemala belize panama haiti jamaica el salvador honduras. The caribbean is the region roughly south of the united states east of. Latin america also includes the islands of the caribbean whose inhabitants speak a romance language see list of countries in latin america.
Most of the population of south america lives near the continent s western or eastern coasts while the interior and the far south are sparsely populated. Latin america consists of twenty sovereign states and several territories. South america includes 12 sovereign states.
Map of central and south america click to see large. If you need a blank map of latin america including central and south america feel free to download both maps. Map of south america.
Central america is the southernmost part of north america on the isthmus of panama that links the continent to south america and consists of the countries south of mexico. This is a free download of a vector map of south america that you can use freely for any project you may have. Belize guatemala el salvador honduras nicaragua costa rica and panama.
Latin america or the new world was first discovered by christopher columbus in 1492 it is said that italian explorer amerigo vespucci who explored south america during the years 1497 and 1502 suggested that the americas were not the east indies. The differences between latin america and south america.