Montecristo National Park

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Montecristo National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Stars viewed from Montecristo Park
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Location of Montecristo Trifinio in El Salvador
Location El Salvador
Nearest city Metapán
Coordinates 14°26′31″N89°19′32″W / 14.44194°N 89.32556°W / 14.44194; -89.32556 Coordinates: 14°26′31″N89°19′32″W / 14.44194°N 89.32556°W / 14.44194; -89.32556

Montecristo National Park is a large national park centered on the Montecristo cloud forest in Mesoamerica. Montecristo National Park is located in the North-western tip of the country of El Salvador, a country in Central America known for its wild life diversity.

Mesoamerica Cultural area in the Americas

Mesoamerica is a historical region and cultural area in North America. It extends from approximately central Mexico through Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica, and within this region pre-Columbian societies flourished before the Spanish colonization of the Americas. In the 16th century, European diseases like smallpox and measles caused the deaths of upwards of 90% of the indigenous people. It is one of five areas in the world where ancient civilization arose independently, and the second in the Americas along with Norte Chico (Caral-Supe) in present-day Peru, in the northern coastal region.

El Salvador country in Central America

El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. It is bordered on the northeast by Honduras, on the northwest by Guatemala, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. El Salvador's capital and largest city is San Salvador. As of 2016, the country had a population of approximately 6.34 million.

Central America central geographic region of the Americas

Central America is located on the southern tip of North America, or is sometimes defined as a subcontinent of the Americas, bordered by Mexico to the north, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. The combined population of Central America has been estimated to be 41,739,000 and 42,688,190.

See also

Montecristo Trifinio National Park national park

Montecristo Trifinio National Park is a national park in Honduras. It was established on 1 January 1987 and covers an area of 54 square kilometres.

The Trifinio biosphere reserve is located where El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras meet their border, thus the prefix tri in its name. It covers an area of 221 km2 and was created in 1987 to protect the Montecristo's cloud forest and its rare flora and fauna. The dense cloud forest of oak and laurel trees, that grow up to 30 meters, houses rare wildlife species like the two-fingered anteater, striped owls, toucans, agoutis. pumas and spider monkeys.

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Santa Ana Department Department in El Salvador

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Gran Pajatén

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Montecristo (cigar) trademark

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<i>Montecristo</i> (Argentine TV series) television series

Montecristo: Un Amor, Una Venganza is an Argentine telenovela which premiered April 25, 2006 on Telefe. Loosely based on the 1844 Alexandre Dumas novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, Montecristo is Telefe's most popular novela and was called "the hottest telenovela in Argentina" by Variety in 2007.

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Arcipelago Toscano National Park national park

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Montecristo de Guerrero Municipality in Chiapas, Mexico

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The Count of Monte Cristo is a 1942 Mexican historical adventure film directed by Roberto Gavaldón and Chano Urueta and starring Arturo de Córdova, Mapy Cortés and Anita Blanch. It is based on Alexandre Dumas's novel The Count of Monte Cristo. a story which has been adapted for film many times.

Scoglio dAfrica island

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Marisela de Montecristo is a Salvadoran-American model, television presenter, actress, and beauty pageant titleholder who has been crowned Nuestra Belleza Latina 2013 and Miss El Salvador 2018.

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