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Explore the map of North America, the third largest by area and the fourth most populated continent in the world. It comprises of North American peninsula, Central America and the Caribbean. It is located in the northern hemisphere, between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, and is home to some major global economies like the United States and Canada.
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North America is the third-largest continent and is spread over 9,540,000 sq miles. The continent encompasses 23 independent states including the US, Canada, and Mexico. The Map of North America points out all the capital cities such as Ottawa, Washington D.C., Mexico City, Guatemala, San Salvador, Managua, San Jose, Panama City, Tegucigalpa, Belmopan, Kingston, Havana, Nassau, Santo Domingo, Port of Spain, Port-su-Prince, and Nassau. The North America map also points to the major rivers in the continent including River Mississippi, River Mackenzie, River Colorado, and River Missouri, the highest peaks such as Mt. Washington, Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Katahdin, Mt. Whitney, Mt. Hood, Mt. Baker, and Mt. Elbert, and the major landforms such as the Appalachian Mountains, the Rocky Mountains the Great Basin, the Sierra Madre, the Edwards plateau, the Colorado Plateau, the Caribbean island nations, and the Atlantic and Pacific coastal regions.
Situated in the western and northern hemispheres, North America is the third largest continent, covering a total area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,540,000 square miles). The estimated population of the North American continent as of 2012 was 528,720,588 .

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The history of North America dates back to around 40,000 years when the early inhabitants arrived in the continent. Over the years many different communities migrated to the continent bringing with them their own distinctive cultures and traditions. The Aztec civilization was one of the greatest civilizations present in the continent before the European colonizers took over in the 1500s. The later half of the 18th century onwards saw the emergence of countries such as the United States of America and Canada. Know More...


A diverse and large continent, North America is spread over an area of 9,400,000 square miles. The continent is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Pacific Ocean on the west, Arctic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean on the south. The continent is home to exotic flora and fauna. Hawaii alone is home to more than 1,800 species of flowering plants and more than 430 species of mammals can be found in the continental U.S. Red-tailed hawk, cougars, jaguars, and spider monkeys are some animals found here. Know More...


The total population of North America is estimated to be around 565,265,000. The three most populous countries include the United States, Mexico and Canada with total populations of 320, 806, 576; 120,286,655; and 34,834,841 respectively. The most prominent languages spoken in the continent include English, Spanish, and French. North America is also home to the biggest island, Greenland. Know More...


The economy of the North American continent is a diverse one with the United States and Canada having a very well-developed and sophisticated economic system; however, the economy of Mexico is witnessing major developments. The United States is the most prosperous country in the continent, followed closely by Canada. Cuba, whose economy has largely been state-controlled, is now witnessing revival. Know More...


North America has a very rich culture, which is a diverse mix of the cultures and traditions of the Native Americans and those who have migrated to the continent from other continents and countries. Today, the continent has developed its own style of cuisine, literature, art and sculpture, music, and architecture. North America is also home to Hollywood, which is the biggest film industry in the world and is located in Los Angeles in the U.S. Know More...


North America boasts of a very well-developed infrastructure. The continent has an extensive rail network and the United States, Canada, and Mexico have an interconnected rail system. The Pan American Highway, which is considered the world's longest "motorable road totals a length of about 30,000 miles. Similarly, the continent has a well-developed waterways system and some of the most well built airways in the world. Know More...

Last Updated on: September 17, 2015

Area29,709,000 square kilometers (9,540,000 square miles)
Largest Country by AreaCanada
Largest Country by PopulationUnited States
Largest City by PopulationMexico City
Highest PointMount McKinley, Alaska (6,194 meters/20,320 feet above sea level)
Lowest PointDeath Valley, California (86 meters/282 feet below sea level)
Major ReligionsChristianity, Judaism, Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, unaffiliated
Major LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French

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