North America is the third largest continent in the world with an area of 24,227,000 sq.km. It extends from 180N to 820N latitude and longitudes from 200W to 1650W. Pacific Ocean lies to the west and Atlantic lies to the east. The Arctic Ocean lies to the north while the South America to its South.
The Panama Isthmus joins North America and South America.
The physical division of North America is divided into three.
Mississippi, Missouri, St. Lawrence, etc. are the major rivers.
The climate of this continent is affected by the latitude, the western mountains, cold polar winds, etc. Most part of the continent lies in the temperate zone. There is extensive pine forest in the north of the continent and equatorial rainforest in the south.
Nearly 460 million people reside in this continent. Europeans were the original inhabitants, but Eskimos and Red Indians are also living here. Most of the people here are Christians. They have a high living standard. English is the major language. However, other languages like French and Spanish are also widely spoken here.
Fishery business has developed in New found Land of Canada because it is a meeting point of warm and cold currents where a lot of sea organisms on which fish live are found.
The countries of North America and their capitals are given below:
|United States of America||Washington DC|
|Costa Rica||San Jose|
|Dominican Republic||Santo Domingo|
|Antigua and Bermuda's||Saint Johns|
|El Salvador||San Salvador|
|St Christopher- Nevis||Basseterre|
|St Vincent and the grenadines Grenada||St George|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Part of Spain|
Eastern highlands are old fold mountains which have been denuded over millions of years. They form a complicated highland system. There are three highland areas within eastern highlands in North America. In the extreme north, there is the plateau of Greenland. The Labrador plateau and the laureate highland cover a great are of Canada to the north of St. Lawrence valley. Further south of St. Lawrence valley in the United States lie in the Appalachian highland. These highlands extreme form new found land to Alabama. East of the Appalachian Ranges lay the plateau and the piedmont Atlantic coastal plain.
The three major physical region of North America are as follows:
Nine types of climate are found in North America. They are as follows:
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By size, North America is at which rank?
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Latitude at 26030' N
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How is the life of people in North America?
Which continent does not have landlocked country?