There’s a lot more to North America than just holiday brochures and popular culture, though. As a region, it boasts several impressive geographic features and anomalies.
Because of its size, it has incredibly diverse bioculture, people, and even natural phenomena worth exploring. Let’s get some very basic facts about North America out of the way.
In total, the landmass covers 9.5 million square miles. Altogether, the population of the North American region is around 465 million people.
In total, there are 23 countries contained within North America. There are also several territories that are classified as dependencies.
Of the 23 countries in North America, Canada is the largest, and the USA is the second-largest.
Most scholars agree that the continent was named after Amerigo Vespucci, an explorer who first declared that the new world was not, in fact, India.
As far as the best guess, the earliest known civilization can be traced back to the Mexico region in what is today known as Clovis.
No country in North America is landlocked. Every single country has some access to a coastline. In addition, every country doesn’t only touch a sea, but a major ocean.
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