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Quiz: How well do you know Central America?

You may know Costa Rica well or Belize like the back of your hand, but how much do you know about this vibrant, adventurous, wildlife-packed region? Time to find out…

Granada in Nicaragua (Shutterstock)

If you’ve had the pleasure of visiting Central America, or you’ve admired it from afar, you already know that there’s so much we could’ve asked about this part of the world.

We’ve kept it simple with 20 questions, though expect some seriously tough trivia, covering every country, plus its wildlife, languages and flags. Good luck…

1. How many countries are there in Central America (officially)?

6

7

8

9

2. Which of these countries is not one of them?

Honduras

Costa Rica

Suriname

El Salvador

3. Guatemala is home to Central America’s tallest volcano. What’s it called?

Volcán de Fuego

Pacaya

Volcán Tajumulco

Poas

4. How long is the world-renowned Panama Canal waterway?

82km

137km

481km

1,189km

5. Can you name Belize’s capital city?

Belmopan

Belize City

San Ignacio

Nice try! There’s no capital

6. Honduras shares a border with three Central American countries. Which are they?

Belize, Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua

Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador

Panama, Belize and Costa Rica

7. Is El Salvador the smallest of the Central American countries (by sq km)?

Yes

No, Belize is

No, Nicaragua is

Nice try! None of the above

8. How many national parks does Costa Rica have?

13

28

32

49

9. Nicaragua has plenty of incredible islands, including the Corn Islands. Which of these IS one of them?

Small Corn

Medium Corn

Wide Corn

Little Corn

10. Can you identify this colourful city?

Granada, Nicaragua

Antigua, Guatemala

San Salvador, El Salvador

Panama City, Panama

11. Can you identify this breathtaking Mayan ruin?

Tikal, Guatemala

Caracol, Belize

Lamanai, Belize

El Mirador, Guatemala

12. Can you identify this Central American bird?

Turquoise-tailed quetzal

Blue swallow

Turquoise-browed motmot

Jade-breasted motmot

13. Can you name this adorable, Central American rainforest-dwelling creature?

Sugar glider

Galago

Fossa

Kinkajou

14. Which country is this white-faced capuchin monkey named after?

Panama

Guatemala

Costa Rica

Honduras

15. Which Central American country has this demure-looking flag?

El Salvador

Belize

Honduras

Nicaragua

16. Which Central American country has the 'national dish' of Pepián?

Panama

Guatemala

Nicaragua

Belize

17. Which language is the most commonly spoken in Central America?

Creole

Portuguese

Spanish

Miskito

18. Between Panama and Colombia, there is a gap separating the North and South American continents, but no road. Name that gap.

Danger

Damién

Chocó

Darién

19. One of Central America’s great wonders is the sinkhole known as the Great Blue Hole. How deep is it, exactly?

24m

124m

624m

1,124m

20. Finally, which of these wonders is NOT a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

León Cathedral

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Joya de Cerén Archaeological Park

Coiba Island

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