North America covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers and is the third-largest continent and the fourth in population. North America ranks number one amoung the most developed continents.
Countries in North America
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- St. Kitts and Nevis
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent and The Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United States
Animals in North America
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Ten Facts about North America
- North America, the planet's 3rd largest continent, includes (23) countries and dozens of small island possesions and territories - mostly in the Caribbean.
- North America was named after the explorer Americo Vespucci.
- North America is the only continent that has every kind of climate.
- North America is a continent in the Earth's northern hemisphere and almost fully in the western hemisphere.
- The continent is bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the west by the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea, and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
- North America's extensive agricultural lands are a result of the interrelationship of favorable climatic conditions, fertile soils, and technology.
- German mapmaker Martin Waldseemüller, printed the first map that used the name America for the New World.
- The first human inhabitants of North America are believed to be of Asian origin; they crossed over to Alaska from NE Asia roughly 20,000 years ago, and then moved southward through the Mackenzie River valley.
- History of the continent were Christopher Columbus’s exploration of the Bahamas in 1492 and later landings in the West Indies and Central America, and John Cabot’s explorations of E Canada (1497), which established English claims to the continent.
- Throughout human history, each new generation has accepted the state of the world that they inherited from their ancestors.