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 America lies below the Arctic Ci
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.
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. Specifically, North America is sur
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.
The largest lake in North America is Lake Superior. The lake is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America and has a surface area of 31,700 square miles.
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.
Mexico is part of North America. It is situated on the North American continent between the United States to the north and Guatemala to the south.
Of the 50 states of the United States, 49 are located in the North American continent. Hawaii, the 50th and most recent state to join the union, is the only state that is not part of North America.
Denali, also known as Mount McKinley, is the highest mountain in North America. As of 2015, Denali is 20,310 feet above sea level and is located in southcentral Alaska.
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 Mediterranean climate.