Latin America consists of the southern portion of North America, all of South America and the Caribbean islands. Spanish or Portuguese is the primary language in most Latin countries. More »

The two main religions of Latin America are Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, according to a 2014 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. About 69 percent of the survey respondents identified as Catholic, which m... More »

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According to the Random History website, Latin America is named for the Latin language, which is the origin of the languages spoken in that area. The dominant languages in Latin America are Spanish and Portuguese, which ... More »

The three subregions of Latin America are South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Geographically, there are many river basins, mountains and coastal plains. Other major geographic landmarks include the Andes Mo... More »

The five vertical climate zones of Latin America are tierra caliente, tierra templada, tierra fria, tierra helada and tierra nevada. These climate zones are the result of altitudinal zonation. More »

According to the Random History website, Latin America is named for the Latin language, which is the origin of the languages spoken in that area. The dominant languages in Latin America are Spanish and Portuguese, which ... More »

Latin America's major physical features include the Andes Mountains, Amazon River, Amazon Basin, Patagonia and the Pampas grasslands. As of 2015, Latin America is home to 20 independent states and four dependencies. Some... More »