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Map of North America

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The continent of North America encompasses 9,351,970 square miles.  Its highest point is Mt. McKinley in Alaska, USA, at 20,320 feet above sea level.  Its lowest point is Death Valley in California, USA, at 282 feet below sea level.  North America's approximate population in 2002 was 494,394,000.  North America includes Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, Greenland, the Caribbean islands, and the countries of Central America.  North America is bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by the Arctic Ocean, and on the south by South America.  The longest river in North America is the Mississippi and Missouri, which runs through the USA for a length of 3,741 miles.  North America's largest lake is Lake Superior (31,820 square miles) which sits astride the border between Canada and the United States. 

The United States is primarily an English-speaking country while Canada is officially English and French bilingual.  Mexico and Central America are inhabited primarily by Spanish-speakers.

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North American Travel and Tourism > NA Travel Destinations

North America is the third largest continent and features the Coastal Range and Rocky Mountains running down the west coast from Alaska in the Arctic north to Central America in the Equatorial south.  The continent also includes the fairly flat Canadian Shield, the Great Plains of the central interior, the Appalachian Mountains in eastern USA, and the coastal plain running from New Jersey down the Atlantic coast and along the Gulf of Mexico.  Three of its five Great Lakes are among the five largest lakes in the world.

The largest city in North America is Mexico City; other leading cities include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Toronto.  North America is served by an extensive network of international and domestic airlines as well as a well-maintained highway network.  The Pan American Highway was designed to provide road access between North and South America, but this highway has not yet been completed through southeastern Panama.  The unfinished portion of the road is known as the Darien Gap.  Good online sources of North American news include CNN, The New York Times, and BBC's US and Canada News.

North America History and Antique North America Map

This North America history page provides an overview of North American history and culture from ancient times to modern times.  This vintage map of North America shows the continent of North America as it appeared in a 19th century atlas.

Related Continent Map Sites

North American country map websites:  Canada Maps | United States Maps | Maps of Mexico

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