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Countries of the Americas Summary

The following list summarizes the 3 major countries of North America, the 7 countries of Central America, the 13 countries of the West Indies, and the 13 countries of South America. I have included population, area, population density, the countries capitals, major language, and major religion(s).

American country tourist info by geographic area -
North America (3)
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Central America Travel Information (7)
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West Indies Travel Information (13)

South America Travel Information (13)

Countries of the Western Hemisphere Summary Chart (36)

  North America (3)

Population
(1,000s)
Area
Density

Capitol City

Language

Religion
(most - least)

Canada

29,123

3,851,787

8

Ottawa

Eng./Fren.

Catholic

Mexico

97,563

761,601

128

Mexico City

Spanish

Catholic

U.S.

267,955

3,623,420

74

Washington

English

Prot. - Cath.

394,641

8,236,808

48

  Central America (7)

Pop.
Area
Density

Capitol City

Language

Religion

Belize

225

8,867

25

Belize

English

Catholic

Costa Rica

3,534

19,575

181

San Jose

Spanish

Catholic

El Salvador

5,662

8,260

685

San Salvador

Spanish

Catholic

Guatemala

11,558

42,042

275

Guatemala City

Spanish

Catholic

Honduras

5,751

43,277

133

Tegucigalpa

Spanish

Catholic

Nicaragua

4,386

45,698

96

Managua

Spanish

Catholic

Panama

2,693

29,761

90

Panama City

Spanish

Catholic

33,809

197,480

171

  West Indies (13)

Pop.
Area
Density

Capitol City

Language

Religion

Antigua

66

171

386

St. John's

English

Christian

Bahamas

262

5,382

49

Nassau

English

Prot. - Cath.

Barbados

258

166

1,554

Bridgetown

English

Protestant

Cuba

10,999

44,206

249

Havana

Spanish

Catholic

Dominica

83

290

287

Roseau

English

Catholic

Dominican Rep.

8,228

18,704

440

Santa Domingo

Spanish

Catholic

Grenada

96

133

722

Saint George's

English

Cath. - Prot.

Haiti

6,611

10,694

618

Port-au-Prince

French

Catholic

Jamaica

2,616

4,411

593

Kingston

English

Protestant

Saint Kitts/ Nevis

42

104

401

Basseterre

English

Protestant

Saint Lucia

160

238

672

Castries

French

Catholic

Saint Vincent

119

150

793

Kingstown

English

Prot. - Cath.

Trinidad/ Tobago

1,273

1,980

643

Port of Spain

English

C - P - H

30,688

86,235

356

-

N.A. Total =

459,138

8,520,523

54

  South America (13)

Pop.
Area
Density

Capitol City

Language

Religion

Argentina

35,798

1,072,070

33

Buenos Aires

Spanish

Catholic

Bolivia

7,670

424,163

18

La Paz

Spanish

Catholic

Brazil

164,511

3,284,426

50

Brasilia

Portuguese

Catholic

Chile

14,508

292,257

50

Santiago

Spanish

Catholic

Columbia

37,418

439,513

85

Bogota

Spanish

Catholic

Ecuador

11,691

109,483

107

Quito

Spanish

Catholic

French Guiana

157

35,135

4

Cayenne

French

Catholic

Guyana

706

83,000

9

Georgetown

English

Catholic

Paraguay

5,652

157,047

36

Asuncion

Spanish

Catholic

Peru

24,950

496,222

50

Lima

Spanish

Catholic

Suriname

443

55,144

8

Paramaribo

Dutch

Catholic

Uruguay

3,262

72,172

45

Montevideo

Spanish

Catholic

Venezuela

22,396

352,143

64

Caracas

Spanish

Catholic

S.A. Total =

329,162

6,872,775

48

-

120 - 600

75

75

50

110

80

90


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