Central America 

CENTRAL AMERICA AND WEST INDIES.

Central America is an irregular mass of land in southern part of North America, and lies about midway between the two great continental masses of the New World. It includes the republics of Guatemala, Honduras, San Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, together with British Honduras.

The West Indies, an extensive system of islands lying southeast of North America, contain the large islands of Cuba, Hayti, Jamaica and Porto Rico, and are arranged mostly in three groups; viz., Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles and the Bahamas.

Area,
Sq. Miles
Pop.Capital.Pop.
British Honduras 7,562 27,452 Belize 5,767
Costa Rica 26,040 190,000 San Jose 20,000
Guatemala 41,830 1,278,311 New Guatemala 55,728
Honduras 39,600 458,000 Tegucigalpa 12,000
Nicaragua 49,500 400,000 Managua 12,000
San Salvador 7,225 554,785 San Salvador 18,500
Cuba 43,220 1,521,684 Havana 25,000
Hayti braceHayti
San Domingo
10,204 572,000 Port-au-Prince 35,000
18,045 400,000 San Domingo 10,000
Jamaica 4,362 585,536 Kingston 38,566
Porto Rico 3,550 754,313 San Juan 27,000
Statement of Exports and Imports at Belize for the year ending Dec. 31, 1882.
EXPORTS.IMPORTS.
Bananas $10,980 Boots and Shoes $13,918
Cocoanuts 25,132 Butter 14,783
Sarsaparilla 14,278 Cotton Goods 190,436
Logwood 306,072 Beef and Pork 59,405
Mahogany 215,807 Hardware and Cutlery 38,234
Rubber 18,064 Flour 71,200
Raw Sugar 218,913 Fancy Goods 24,844
Exports of Cuba, 1882-83.
Baracoa —1883.
Cocoanuts, hundreds 9,083,305
Bananas, bunches, hundred 628,916
Value $671,925
Cocoanut Oil 98,930
Santa Cruz —1882.Sagua and Cardenas —1882.
Mah'any and cedar logs $166,577 Sugar $17,484,884
Palm Leaf 8,453 Molasses 3,941,522
Mahogany Crutches 1,490 Melada 262,233
Exports of Porto Rico, 1882-83
Mayaguez —1883.Aquadilla and Arecibo —1882.
Sugar $1,141,784 Sugar $1,409,972
Coffee 1,566,327 Coffee 567,073
Molasses 326,690 Tobacco 104,173
Exports of Hayti, 1883.
Coffee $57,341,162 Orange Peels $459,917
Logwood 264,135,490 Crude Sugar 561,479
Cocoa 2,735,555 Mahogany 245,999
Cotton 1,619,891 Lignum-vitæ1,062,000
Exports of Jamaica, 1881-82.
Sugar 38,392 hhds.Oranges $163,928
Rum 22,742 puncheons Coffee 649,848
Bananas $481,838 Dye-woods 501,415

Map of Central America and West Indies