Category Archives: North and Central America

The map shows various large cities as service centers of international importance. These cities are mostly the headquarters of large companies, banks or stock exchanges; But they also accommodate services of a completely different kind, such as internationally renowned universities and other research institutions or clinics with a worldwide reputation.

The facilities for research and application of high technology are of great importance, for example the state facilities in Los Alamos (New Mexico), Oak Ridge (Tennessee) or Cape Canaveral (Florida). The close connection between research and industrial application has, in addition to Silicon Valley, also in Boston, along so-called Route 128, and in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, which is also known as the “Silicon Valley of the East”, to the concentration of technology-oriented companies guided. Last but not least, research grants from the Department of Defense, NASA and the National Science Foundation made this cutting-edge research possible, which is then used in industry.

North America offers a multitude of different site conditions for agriculture. In the north, the winter cold and the short vegetation period only allow forest use. Agriculture is also only possible to a limited extent in the mountains and dry areas in the west and south-west. The Midwest is characterized by the cultivation of corn and soybeans. The Great Plains are the “breadbasket” of North America. In climatic favored areas such as California and the southeastern USA, the cultivation of very different crops is possible, for example cotton, peanuts, almonds, vegetables, wine or citrus fruits. Here, the availability of water often determines the agricultural potential.

In the south of the USA, the metropolitan area of ​​Atlanta and the southern Appalachian Mountains catch the eye as an industrial region. Industrial companies from the fields of iron and steel production and mechanical engineering settled there at an early stage. The area east of the Appalachian Mountains developed into a focal point of the textile industry (textile spinning mills that worked on the basis of water power and processed cotton from the south-east of the USA). Today, modern industries such as aircraft, electronics, and services are concentrated in Atlanta; the city is an important transport hub.

The oil processing industry shapes the Gulf coast between Corpus Christi in the west and New Orleans in the east and the Dallas / Fort Worth area on the other. Other industries are aluminum production, aircraft construction and electronics. For more information about the continent of North America, please check

NATO on Kosovo and Afghanistan

Military actions other than traditional defense of one’s own country’s borders have long been controversial within NATO. From the American side, during the 1990’s, there was sometimes strong criticism of peacekeeping operations, which was based on a desire that the country would not be involved in European crises and wars that did not directly affect… Read More »


The WHO works for the well-being of people and deals with issues related to medical research, diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis, pandemics and coordination of aid efforts in humanitarian crises. Introduction Standing for World Health Organization according to abbreviationfinder, WHO is the UN’s specialist body for health issues. The organization’s goal is to work… Read More »

United States Religion and Languages

Religion Religiosity in the United States is characterized by pluralism. Of Christian communities did in the 1600s Roman Catholic stronghold in the then French Maryland. Other colonies on the East Coast were dominated by Protestants: Anglicans in Virginia, Congregationalists in Massachusetts, Calvinists in New Jersey, and Lutherans in Delaware. Soon, Quakers, Mennonites (eg Amish) and… Read More »

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Religion and Languages

Population According to Countryaah, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, like many of the other Caribbean states, have a high average population density; In 2019, it was 283 residents per km2. Population growth is dampened by extensive emigration. The country’s largest city is the capital Kingstown, which in 2013 had 12,900 residents. Language English is the… Read More »

Saint Lucia Religion and Languages

According to Countryaah, the June 2016 parliamentary election was a disaster for the ruling Saint Lucia Labor Party, which lost 5 seats and had to settle for the 6th United Workers Party, went ahead with 5 seats and gained 11. It then formed government with its chairman Allen Chastanet as prime minister. Follow abbreviationfinder to… Read More »

Panama Religion and Languages

On the Panamanian headland, the chibcha civilization developed (muiscas; See: Colombia). It was one of the great cultures in America. The society was sharply stratified, it had an evolved architecture and developed advanced goldsmiths and scientific recognition in a variety of disciplines. In 1508, the Spanish crown decided to initiate the conquest of the so-called… Read More »

Nicaragua Religion and Languages

Population In 2019 Nicaragua had an average population density of 50 residents per km2. According to Countryaah, the most densely populated are the Managua area and the lowland to the west, while the autonomous Atlantic coast is sparsely populated. Nicaragua, like its neighbors, has a young population. During the 1980s, infant mortality fell sharply, but… Read More »

Mexico Religion and Languages

Population After decades of rapid population growth, the annual population increase is now down to just over 1 percent. According to Countryaah, young people make up a large part of the population and more than three-quarters of the residents live in cities. Historical population development Over the past 500 years, Mexico has undergone drastic changes… Read More »

Jamaica Religion and Languages

According to Countryaah, in 1942, huge deposits of bauxite were discovered, and the multinational aluminum companies ALCOA, ALCAN and Reynolds & Kaiser quickly penetrated the country. Sugar production was displaced to a second place. The groups extracted the country’s minerals from the classic colonial scheme. The bauxite was exported in raw form without local machining.… Read More »

Honduras Religion and Languages

Population In 2019, the country had an average population density of 86 residents per km2. The most densely populated are the areas around Tegucigalpa in central Honduras and San Pedro Sula in the north; otherwise, the country is sparsely populated. Movement from the countryside to the cities is increasing, and in 2019, 55 percent of… Read More »

Haiti Religion and Languages

According to Countryaah, the island of Haiti – or Quisqueya as the original Arawak and Taíno people called it – is today divided between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. When Columbus “discovered” the island in 1492, it was populated by several Arawak people who disappeared completely within a few decades. The Spaniards carried out a… Read More »

Guatemala Religion and Languages

Population In 2019 Guatemala had an average population density of 158 residents per km2; The closest, besides the metropolitan area, is the western volcanic highlands, where a majority of Indians live. According to Countryaah, the country’s Native American population has a child mortality rate that is much higher than the average for Guatemala’s entire population,… Read More »

Grenada Religion and Languages

Population Like most countries in the region, Grenada is densely populated. In 2019, the average population density was 323 residents per km2. As a result of extensive emigration, Grenada has a weak population growth. The country’s largest city is the capital of Saint George’s (3,000 residents, 2012). Language According to Countryaah, English is an official… Read More »

Greenland Religion and Languages

Business Structure Fishing Fishing is the main business in Greenland. However, land-based industries (including construction and service companies) are gaining in fisheries as the industries with the highest number of employees in total. The most important resource for fishing is the shrimp, which is fished from large factory trawlers as well as smaller trawlers that… Read More »

El Salvador Religion and Languages

According to Countryaah, El Salvador has been populated by the Chibcha people since time immemorial, with the Pipil and Lenca constituting the two largest subgroups. The Mayans also settled in the country, but had no major influence. After defeating the Aztecs in Mexico, the Spaniards continued under the leadership of Pedro de Alvarado the conquest… Read More »

Dominica Religion and Languages

According to Countryaah, in July 1974, Edward LeBlanc retired from politics; his successor to the posts of prime minister and leader of the DLP was Patrick R. John. In the March 1975 parliamentary elections, DLP achieved a comfortable victory with 16 of the 21 seats. Independently of each other, individual member states in the West… Read More »

Cuba Religion and Languages

Population Demographically, Cuba differs from other Latin American states in several ways. Family planning keeps birth rates low. The death rate is also low, which is related both to good health care and to the population’s age distribution. According to Countryaah, 77 percent of the population live in cities. The rural scattered farms (bohíos) are… Read More »

Costa Rica Religion and Languages

According to Countryaah, the area known today as Costa Rica was populated by a number of Native American tribes such as Chorotega, Cobici, Caribe and Boruca when the first Europeans arrived. In 1502, Colombus reached Costa Rica on his last voyage. Although the first contacts had been amicable, these tribes were not easy to submit… Read More »

Canada Religion and Languages

According to Countryaah, the first residents of what is today Canada were Inuit – “Eskimos” – and tribes that wandered across the Bering Tree from Asia. The European settlers who arrived in North America in the 16th century estimated that at that time 10-12 million natives lived on the continent. In the 17-19. century, the… Read More »

Belize Religion and Languages

Population The population density is 17 residents per km2. According to Countryaah, Belize has had significant immigration from surrounding countries, mainly Guatemala, while emigration to the US, UK and Canada has been high. In total, immigration is still greater than emigration, but since the latter is dominated by educated labor, migration flows mean that the… Read More »

Barbados Religion and Languages

According to Countryaah, Adams died and was followed by Bernard St. John. The Democratic Workers Party won the election and Prime Minister Errol Barrow promised to change the policy towards the United States, which had otherwise been stable for the past 10 years. Barrow died in 1987 of a heart attack and was followed by… Read More »

Bahamas Religion and Languages

Population According to Countryaah, the Bahamas has an average population density of 28 residents per km2, which is low according to West Indian conditions. Most (about 70 percent) of the population lives on the relatively small island of New Providence (207 km2) and about half in the capital Nassau. Language The language is English, the… Read More »

Antigua and Barbuda Religion and Languages

1995 Economic emergency plan According to Countryaah, in September 1995, Hurricane Luis caused $ 300 million in losses. 60% of the buildings in the country were destroyed – including the most important hotels – which greatly affected the country’s tourism infrastructure. In 1996, the catastrophic situation led the government to implement an economic exemption program,… Read More »

North America and Central America

The native population of North America is the Native Americans, so named because the explorer Columbus and his surroundings believed to have come to the easternmost parts of India. The North American Indians have been called “redskins”, not because their skin color is red – it is rather light brown – but because the coastal… Read More »