Discover North America

North America, is the third largest of the world´s  continents, it is located in the northern Hemisphere and almost entirely within the Western Hemisphere. It can also be described as the northern subcontinent of a single continent, America. Lying for the most part between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer. It extends for more than 5.000 miles (e.g 8.000km) of both the North Pole and Equator and has an east-west extent of 5.000 miles. The continent houses Greenland the largest island in the world, the capital is Nuuk, with an area of 2.155,086 km², the spoken language is Greenlandic, the current currency is Danish Krone, and such offshore groups as the Arctic Archipelago, the West Indies, Haida Gwaii (formerly he Queen Islands), and the Aleutian Islands. With a population of 579.024.000 the continent contributes to 7.5% of the world´s population. 

Canada is the largest country by Area, and The United States is the biggest one by population. By contrast, the smallest country in North American continents is Saint Kitts and Nevis, composed by two small islands.

The most common languages are English and Spanish, while many other languages are also spoken, including French, Dutch and Indian languages. Residents are primarly Protestant or Catholic.

North America´s indigenous people were popularly and erroneously referred to as “Indians” because Europeans mistakenly thought they had reached India. The Cherokee, Cheyenne, Cree, Haida, Iroquois, Mi´kmaq, Navajo and Ojibwe are among the most common indigenous groups of North America, although there numerous other groups.

The continent is richly endowed with natural resources, including great mineral wealth, vast forests, immense quantities of fresh water and some of the world´s most fertile soils. These have allowed North America to become  one of the most economically developed regions in the world, and its inhabitants enjoy a high standard of living but also an increasing poverty mainly due to the pandemic situation.

North America has the highest average income per person of any continent and an average food intake per person that is significantly greater than that of other continents. Although it is home to less than 10 percent of the world´s population, its per capita consumption of energy foru times as great as the world average.

discover north america

Discover North America