The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. Some confusion often arises as to the location of the United States of America because the nation is also named after the continent upon which it is found, North America.Continue Reading
North America is comprised of three nations: the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico.
The State of Hawaii is also a part of the United States, but it is not found on the same continent. Instead it is located in the middle of the central Pacific region. In fact, Hawaii is one of the few places in the world that is not considered to be part of any continent, along with a few other small island areas, such as New Zealand and French Polynesia.Learn more about Maps & Cartography
Also known as Washington, D.C., the District of Columbia is the capital city of the United States of America. By U.S. law, Washington, D.C. is not part of a state and is under the direct authority of the federal government.Full Answer >
The country of Greenland is part of the continent of North America, which also includes the United States and Canada. Greenland is a country that is part of the Kingdom of Denmark and is the world's largest island.Full Answer >
The Isthmus of Panama divides North America and South America. The narrow Isthmus of Panama contains the country of Panama and the Panama Canal. The isthmus separates the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Panama and the Pacific Ocean.Full Answer >
The physical regions of North America are the West, the Canadian Shield, the Great Plains, the East and the Caribbean. These regions, which include Mexico and Central America, house the major world biomes and a diversity of life.Full Answer >