North America Travel Guide
North America is the third largest continent, with a surface area of 24,221,490 km2 (9,351,969 sq mi), in the northern hemisphere, between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean and to the north of South America. North America’s highest point is Alaska’s Denali, which rises to 6,194 m (20,322 ft) above sea level.
North America consists of three large nations and one large island territory that covers most of its area. They are Canada, the United States of America (U.S.), Mexico and Greenland. There are also seven smaller nations at its southern extreme (collectively known as Central America), around two dozen island nations and territories of various sizes in the Caribbean, and one isolated French territory off the Canadian Atlantic coast. Although the Central American and the Caribbean regions are part of the North American continent, they are commonly listed separately from their larger neighbors to the north and hence the distinctive region names for cultural and geographical reasons.
The Great White North certainly has vast expanses of unspoiled wilderness, but it also features some of the world’s most modern, cosmopolitan cities.
Caribbean (Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Lesser Antilles etc)
White sandy beaches, crystal-clear water, and laid-back island culture make the Caribbean one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama)
The seven nations of this isthmus connecting North and South America blend elements of both American continents; you’ll find bustling cities, ancient jungle ruins, and a Spanish-tinged culture.
A self-governing country that is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, Greenland is a vast island of stark landscapes and midnight sun. In summer, the land comes alive when flowers burst out of the tundra.
Mexico is a big tourist attraction for sun-seekers, naturalists, ecotourists and historians; the former flock to Mexico’s tropical beaches, while the latter will find everything from Mayan ruins to Spanish colonial history.
United States of America
One of the largest, most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations on Earth includes some of the world’s most famous cities, natural parks of unspeakable beauty, and virtually everything in between.
Bermuda — overseas territory of the United Kingdom
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon — overseas department of France
North America stretches across all climate zones. Much of Greenland, Alaska and northern Canada are in the Arctic, with cold or cool weather all year round, and few inhabitants. Most of Canada’s land area is boreal, with short summers and long winter; most Canadians live in the temperate zone, which makes up southern Canada and most of the United States. Here you can find cosmopolitan and interesting world cities and relatively easily accessible national parks for friends of nature and wildlife.
The southern and southwestern United States, as well as northern Mexico, is in the sub-tropical zone. Southern Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean are tropical, with warm weather year round.
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