''Useful Notes on those places that are in the more Latin-influenced parts of the Americas.''

Latin America is a name that has gained prominence in the 19th century thanks to the French, who were the first to propose the term. As its name implies, it is the part of the Americas that is mostly influenced by the countries of Latin heritage (UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}, UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} and UsefulNotes/{{France}}); however, in culture, only some parts of the Francophone would be considered as Latin while the others are more Anglo influenced.

As a whole, Latin America englobes most of the eponymous continent from Mexico to Argentina. Historically, it was influenced by Catholicism, which in many of the countries has been designed the primary religion (but not state-endorsed), although Adventism has recently gained considerable popularity.

The term itself has provoked some problems regarding the usage of the name Latin or Latino, given that these terms are also used commonly to refer to the people born in Latin America, although they originally meant someone born in Lazio[[note]]Ancient Latium[[/note]], UsefulNotes/{{Italy}}.

Note: UsefulNotes/{{Guyana}}, UsefulNotes/{{Suriname}} and UsefulNotes/{{Belize}} have been removed from this list due to the fact that they are primarily Indo-Caribbean rather than Latin American in culture.

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!Countries, Commonwealths, and Territories
!!! Mexico and Central America
* UsefulNotes/CostaRica
->'''Capital & Largest City''': San José
* UsefulNotes/ElSalvador
->'''Capital & Largest City''': San Salvador
* UsefulNotes/{{Guatemala}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Guatemala City
* UsefulNotes/{{Honduras}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Tegucigalpa
* UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Mexico City
* UsefulNotes/{{Nicaragua}}
->'''Capital''': Managua
->'''Largest City''': León
* UsefulNotes/{{Panama}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Panama City

!!! The Hispanophone Caribbean
* UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Havana
* UsefulNotes/DominicanRepublic
->'''Capital''': Santo Domingo
->'''Largest City''': Santiago
* UsefulNotes/PuertoRico (administered by the United States)
->'''Capital & Largest City''': San Juan

!!! The Francophone Caribbean
* UsefulNotes/{{Guadeloupe}} (administered by France)
->'''Capital''': Basse-Terre
->'''Largest City''': Pointe-à-Pitre
* UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Port-au-Prince
* UsefulNotes/{{Martinique}} (administered by France)
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Fort-de-France
* [[UsefulNotes/SaintBarthelemy Saint Barthélemy]] (administered by France)
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Gustavia
* UsefulNotes/SaintMartin (administered by France)
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Marigot

!! South America
!!! Andean Nations
* UsefulNotes/{{Bolivia}}
->'''Capitals''': Sucre (Judicial), La Paz (Executive)
->'''Largest City''': Santa Cruz
* UsefulNotes/{{Colombia}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Bogotá
* UsefulNotes/{{Ecuador}}
->'''Capital''': Quito
->'''Largest City''': Guayaquil
* UsefulNotes/{{Peru}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Lima

!!! The Southern Cone
* UsefulNotes/{{Argentina}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Buenos Aires
* UsefulNotes/{{Chile}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Santiago
* UsefulNotes/{{Paraguay}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Asunción
* UsefulNotes/{{Uruguay}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Montevideo

!!! In Their Own League
* UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}
->'''Capital''': Brasília
->'''Largest City''': São Paulo
* UsefulNotes/FrenchGuiana (administered by France)
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Cayenne
* UsefulNotes/{{Venezuela}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Caracas

!!See also
* ArgentineLiterature
* LatinAmericanLiterature
* UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution
* SpanishLiterature
* UsefulNotes/SpanishLanguage
* UsefulNotes/PortugueseLanguage
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