Which is bigger: Central America or Texas?

The state of Texas is bigger than the entire region of Central America.

Texas has an area of about 262,000 square miles.

The mountainous, heavily forested strip of land that links Mexico in North America and Colombia in South America has an area of only about 202,000 square miles.

Yet it comprises seven nations: Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

The seven nations that make up Central America connect the continents of North and South America.