Ten fun facts about North America


Fact 1
North America covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,540,000 square miles), about 4.8% of the planet's surface or about 16.5% of its land area.

Fact 2
As of July 2008, its population was estimated at nearly 529 million people across 23 independent states, representing about 7.5% of the human population.

Fact 3
North America was named after the explorer Americo Vespucci.


Fact 4
Mexico City, Mexico is the largest city in North America.

Fact 5
Most of the continent's land area is dominated by Canada, the United States, and Mexico, while smaller states exist in the Central American and Caribbean regions.

Fact 6
North America is the only continent that has every kind of climate.

Fact 7
North America is the third-largest continent by area, following Asia and Africa, and the fourth by population after Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Fact 8
Mount McKinley, in Alaska, is the tallest point on the continent.

Fact 9
Death Valley, in California, is the lowest point on the continent.

Fact 10
The prevalent languages in North America are English, Spanish, and French.


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is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere.


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