North America – Continent


The North American continent is the 3rd largest continent. It includes the countries of , , Greenland, and the Latin American regions that serve as a connection between North and South America. North America makes up about 17 percent of the worldโ€™s landmass and is home to about 8 percent of the people. The continent is found entirely in the northern hemisphere and surrounded by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the West, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

The population of about 565 million people are situated in about 23 independent countries. The earliest human inhabitants in North America were from Asia and crossed into Alaska over the Bering land bridge during an ice age. The arrival of Europeans occurred in the mid-1600s. This population is now dominant in North America.

North America has a very diverse climate, wildlife, and geography. From extreme desert temperatures in Death Valley to the snow-covered mountains of Mount McKinley to the largest freshwater lake in the U.S. (2nd largest in the world), Lake Superior

North America is responsible for nearly 50% of the worldโ€™s corn production and 1/5th of the worldโ€™s wheat production. The continent is also an economic juggernaut with the largest GDP per capita of the 7 continents. You can also find the busiest airport in all of the 7 continents on the North American continent at Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Area 9.54 million miยฒ
Population: 528.7 million
Countries: 23
Largest Country Canada (Area) – United States (Population)
Largest City Mexico City, Mexico
Smallest Country Maldives
Highest Point Mount McKinley, Alaska (6,194 meters/20,320 feet above sea level)
Lowest Point Death Valley, California (86 meters/282 feet below sea level)
Major Religions Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, unaffiliated
Major Languages English, Spanish, French
Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda St. John’s 86,295 442 km2
Flag of Bahamas The Nassau 351,461 13,878 km2
Flag of Barbados Bridgetown 285,000 430 km2
Flag of Belize Belmopan 349,728 22,966 km2
Flag of Canada Canada Ottawa 35,295,770 9,970,610 km2
Flag of Costa Rica San Josรฉ 4,667,096 51,100 km2
Flag of Cuba Havana 11,167,325 110,861 km2
Flag of Dominica Roseau 71,293 751 km2
Flag of Dominican Republic The Santo Domingo 9,445,281 48,671 km2
Flag of El Salvador San Salvador 6,340,000 21,041 km2
Flag of Grenada St. George’s 103,328 344 km2
Flag of Guatemala Guatemala City 15,806,675 108,889 km2
Flag of Haiti Port-au-Prince 10,413,211 27,750 km2
Flag of Honduras Tegucigalpa 8,555,072 112,088 km2
Flag of Jamaica Kingston 2,711,476 10,991 km2
Flag of Mexico Mexico Mexico City 119,713,203 1,958,200 km2
Flag of Nicaragua Managua 6,071,045 130,000 km2
Flag of Panama Panama City 3,405,813 75,517 km2
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre 54,000 261 km2
Flag of Saint Lucia Castries 180,000 539 km2
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown 109,000 388 km2
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Port of 1,328,019 5,130 km2
Flag of United States The United States Washington, District of Columbia 317,706,000 9,629,090 km2
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