North American is the third largest continent.

covers an area of 24.7 million km² (9.5 million sq mi) and is situated in Earth's western hemisphere. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea, and to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean.The population of North America is 378,904,407 (2023).

Capital cities
Missouri River, Montana, USA. Photo by Cmichel67, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Fun facts about North America!

  • Mexico City is the largest North America. This massive epicenter of North America is 573 square miles and has an estimated population of nearly 22 million.
  • The Missouri is the longest river in North America. The Missouri crosses seven statesin the US: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.The Missouri is 3,943 kilometres long. If we consider the Mississippi-Missouri river system, the total length would increase to 7,725 kilometres.
  • The largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior, is located in North America straddling the Canada–United States border.
  • St Kitts and Nevis is the smallest country in North America, with only about 54,000 inhabitants. This island country is located in the Caribbean Sea.
  • Denali is the highest mountain in North America. The mountain (6,190 metres/ 20,310 ft) is located in the Alaska mountain range.

How many Countries are there in North America?

The continent of North America comprises 23 independent countries, in addition to many non-sovereign territories, including Greenland, the largest island in the world.

Central America and the Caribbean are usually considered part of North America.
No. Country Population
1  United States 339,433,746
2  Mexico 128,141,559
3  Canada 38,673,345
4  Guatemala 18,009,964
5  Haiti 11,678,565
6  Dominican Republic 11,298,579
7  Cuba 11,200,287
8  Honduras 10,540,543
9  Nicaragua 7,013,923
10  El Salvador 6,355,529
11  Costa Rica 5,201,833
12  Panama 4,448,409
13  Jamaica 2,826,147
14  Trinidad and Tobago 1,533,655
15  Bahamas 411,753
16  Belize 408,989
17  Barbados 281,877
18  Saint Lucia 180,122
19  Grenada 125,938
20  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 103,781
21  Antigua and Barbuda 94,122
22  Dominica 72,940
23  Saint Kitts and Nevis 47,723

Non-Sovereign Territories

This is a list of non-sovereign states and dependent territories in North America.

Territory Population Dependency of
Puerto Rico 3,256,028  United States
Anguilla 15,753  United Kingdom
Bermuda 64,185  United Kingdom
British Virgin Islands 31,122  United Kingdom
Cayman Islands 68,136  United Kingdom
Montserrat 4,417  United Kingdom
Turks and Caicos Islands 45,114  United Kingdom
Aruba 106,537 Netherlands
Greenland 56,243 Denmark
Guadeloupe 396,051 France
Curaçao 190,338 Netherlands
Martinique 368,796 France
Sint Maarten 44,042 Netherlands
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 5,883 France
United States Virgin Islands 100,091  United States

Is Panama considered part of North America?

Panama seems like it should be located in South America, but it's actually part of North America.
In addition, Costa Rica in the Central American region is linked to North America. Central America and the Caribbean are usually considered part of North America.

Fittotravel Maps, Countries of the World.

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