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www.reference.com/article/found-north-america-fe55483307d35deb

Many people think Christopher Columbus discovered North America in 1492. However, archaeological evidence surfaced in 1960 that proved that the Vikings, specifically an explorer named Leif Eriksson, discovered North America nearly 500 years prior, in 1,000 A.D.

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North America consists of 23 wholly independent countries, which include the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central American countries and Caribbean island countries. North America's southern border is where Panama meets Colombia, and water borders everywhere else. Spec...

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The population of North America was 528,720,588 as of 2012, according to World Atlas. The 2013 population of North America is reported as 565,265,000 by Wikipedia.

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North America is a continent located in the Northern and Western Hemispheres, between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. It is the third largest continent in the world by area, covering 9,540,000 square miles and 16.5 percent of the land on Earth. The majority of North Am...

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The North American continent encompasses several different climates, but most of the continent experiences a temperate climate. Parts of California experience a desert climate, Northern Canada has a polar climate and some of the Californian coast experiences a Mediterra...

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North America has no capital city because it is a continent, not a country. However, the countries that make up North America have their own capital cities.

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The largest country by area in North America is Canada. By population, Canada is only the third largest, trailing both Mexico and the United States.