North America

North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere. It is also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea.

North America covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,540,000 square miles), about 4.8% of the planet's surface or about 16.5% of its land area. As of July 2008, its population was estimated at nearly 529 million people across 23 independent states. North America is the third-largest continent in area, following Asia and Africa, and the fourth in population after Asia, Africa, and Europe.

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Usage of The Term North America
... The term North America maintains various definitions in accordance with location and context ... In English, North America may be used to refer to the United States and Canada together ... Alternatively, usage sometimes includes Greenland and Mexico (as in the North American Free Trade Agreement), as well as offshore islands ...
George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe - Ticonderoga Campaign Reforms
... Champlain, Lord Howe set about reforming General James Abercrombie's army for warfare in North America ... to discuss warfare and tactics in the North American theater ... following year, as Commander-in-chief in North America, Amherst ordered each regiment in North America to create a light infantry company ...
Republic Of China Presidential Election, 2004 - Demographic Trends and Public Opinion
... large numbers of Taiwanese expatriates living in North America and Mainland China returned to Taiwan to vote ... Typical estimates indicate that about 20,000 people travelled from North America and between 100,000 and 150,000 people travelled from Mainland China ... Most analysts believe that the voters from North America would be split evenly between the two candidates, but that those from Mainland China voted overwhelmingly for Pan ...
Tyrannosauridae - Distribution
... tyrannosaurid fossils are known only from North America and Asia ... although the earliest confirmed tyrannosaurids lived in the early Campanian stage in western North America ... Tyrannosaurid remains have never been recovered from eastern North America, while more basal tyrannosauroids like Dryptosaurus and Appalachiosaurus persisted there until ...
House Sparrow - Systematics - Subspecies
... In North America, House Sparrow populations are more differentiated than those in Europe ... populations may be distinct enough to merit subspecies status, especially in North America and southern Africa, and American ornithologist Harry Church Oberholser even gave the subspecies name plecticus to the ... from Faiyum, Egypt, is found along the Nile north of Wadi Halfa, Sudan ...

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