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  1. North America covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,540,000 square miles), about 16.5% of Earth 's land area and about 4.8% of its total surface area. North America is the third-largest continent by area, following Asia and Africa, and the fourth by population after Asia, Africa, and Europe.

    • Americas

      The name "America" was first recorded in 1507. A...

    • United States Virgin Islands

      The islands are part of the North American Numbering Plan,...

    • Caribbean

      The Caribbean (/ ˌ k ær ɪ ˈ b iː ə n, k ə ˈ r ɪ b i ə n /...

    • Northern Hemisphere

      The Northern Hemisphere is the half of Earth that is north...

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      Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most...

  2. The vast majority of North America is located on the North American Plate, centered on the Laurentia craton. Parts of California and western Mexico form the partial edge of the Pacific Plate; the two plates meet along the San Andreas Fault. The southern portion of the Caribbean and parts of Central America compose the much smaller Caribbean Plate .

  3. North America is a large continent in the Northern and Western Hemispheres of Earth. It is to the east of the Pacific Ocean, the west of the Atlantic Ocean, the south of the Arctic Ocean, and it is the northern part of the Americas. The southernmost part is Central America. It is the third largest continent in the world after Asia and Africa.

    • Around 24.71 million km2
    • 528,720,588 (2008)
    • $20.3 trillion (201moo3)
    • 21.4/km² (55/sq mi)
  4. May 22, 2023 · North America, third largest of the world’s continents, lying for the most part between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer. It extends for more than 5,000 miles (8,000 km) to within 500 miles (800 km) of both the North Pole and the Equator and has an east-west extent of 5,000 miles. It covers an area of 9,355,000 square miles (24,230,000 square km). North America occupies the ...

  5. Hawaii, occupying an archipelago in the central Pacific, southwest of North America, is 10,931 square miles (28,311 km 2) in area. The United States is the world's third or fourth largest nation by total area (land and water), ranking behind Russia, Canada, and China or behind Russia, Canada, and ahead of China.

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  7. May 27, 2023 · United States, officially United States of America, abbreviated U.S. or U.S.A., byname America, country in North America, a federal republic of 50 states. Besides the 48 conterminous states that occupy the middle latitudes of the continent, the United States includes the state of Alaska, at the northwestern extreme of North America, and the island state of Hawaii, in the mid-Pacific Ocean.

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