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OUR WORLD-North America

OUR WORLD-North America

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brief descriptions and facts about the different countries in NORTH AMERICA
brief descriptions and facts about the different countries in NORTH AMERICA

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North America is the northern continent of the Americas, situated in the Earth's northern hemisphereand in the western hemisphere. It is bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by theNorth Atlantic Ocean, on the southeast by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the North PacificOcean; South America lies to the southeastNorth America, It is the third-largest continent in area, following Asia and Africa, and the fourth inpopulation after Asia, Africa, and Europe. It includes (24) countries and dozens of small islandpossessions and territories - mostly in the Caribbean. It contains all Caribbean and Central Americacountries, Canada, Mexico and the United States of America - three of the largest countries on theplanet, as well as Greenland - the world's largest island.Northern America is used to refer to the northern countries and territories of North America: Canada,the United States, Greenland, Bermuda, and St. Pierre and Miquelon. They are often considereddistinct from the southern portion of the Americas, which largely comprise Latin America. The termMiddle America is sometimes used to collectively refer to Mexico, the nations of Central America, andthe Caribbean.
Facts About North America
Continent Size:
9,449,460 sq miles (24,474,000 sq km)
North American, American
English, Spanish
French, and, especially in the Caribbean, creole languages
Highest Point:
Mt McKinley in Alaska, 20,322ft (6,194m)
Lowest Point:
Death Valley in California, -282 ft (-86m) below sea level
Largest Country (in land area):
Canada, 9,330,970 sq km, (3,602,707 sq miles)
Largest Country (in population):
United States, 295,734,100
Largest Island:
Greenland, 840,004 sq miles (2,175,600 sq km)
Time Zones:
UTC-10 to UTC
Antigua and BarbudaBahamasBarbadosBelizeCanadaCosta RicaCubaDominicaDominican RepublicEl Salvador GreenlandGrenadaGuatemalaHaitiHondurasJamaicaMexicoNicaraguaPanamaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesTrinidad and TobagoUnited StatesAnguillaArubaBermudaBritish Virgin IslandsCayman IslandsClipperton IslandGuadeloupeIsla AvesMartiniqueMontserratNetherlands Antilles
Puerto RicoSaint BarthélemySaint MartinSaint Pierre and MiquelonSan Andrés y ProvidenciaTurks and Caicos IslandsUnited States Virgin IslandsNavassa IslandPetrel IslandsSerranilla Bank

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