From high-pitched country singing to captivating gospel and a variety of jazz and blues.
North America has many voices and takes on many different kinds of expression – from the multi-ethnic metropolises in God’s own country to exclusive ski resorts and nature experiences in Canada. A trip to North America can be a journey through wilderness, desert landscapes and snowy Icelandic landscapes. But it can just as easily be a journey of discovery through the world’s most interesting and vibrant cities.
Area: 24.2 million km²
Number of inhabitants: 360 million
Largest cities (by population)
- New York City – 8 million
- Los Angeles – 4 million
- Chicago – 2.7 million
- Toronto – 2.7 million
- Houston – 2.1 million
Did you know that…
Canada is home to about 60% of the world’s all lakes? It is estimated that there are about 2 million lakes in the country.
the US airport Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta in the state of Georgia, is the world’s largest in terms of number of passengers?
Countries in North America
How many countries are in North America? The following table presesents all of the 23 countries in the continent of North America.
|Antigua and Barbuda||Saint John’s||442 km2||86,295|
|Bahamas||Nassau||13,878 km2||351 461|
|Dominican republic||Santo Domingo||48,671 km2||9,445,281|
|Grenada||Saint George’s||344 km2||103,328|
|Costa Rica||San Jose||51,100 km2||4,667,096|
|Mexico||Mexico City||1,958,200 km2||119,713,203|
|Panama||City of Panama||75,517 km2||3,405,813|
|El Salvador||San Salvador||21,041 km2||6,340,000|
|Saint Lucia||Castries||539 km2||180,000|
|Saint Christopher||Basseterre||261 km2||54,000|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Kingstown||388 km2||109,000|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Port of Spain||5,130 km2||1,328,019|
|USA||Washington, DC||9,629,090 km2||317,706,000|
Geography of North America
North America contains many contrasts with multicultural cities, magnificent scenery, deserted wilderness, a variety of world-class cultural attractions and attractions. The North American continent is located in the northern hemisphere, east of the Pacific Ocean, west of the Atlantic Ocean, south of the Arctic Ocean and north of the South American continent. North America has an area of 24,200,000 km² and is thus the third largest continent in the world, only Asia and Africa are larger.
The large Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada is truly huge. In addition to fabulous landscape views, in Jasper, as almost everywhere in the world’s second largest country, there are good opportunities to get acquainted with fascinating animals: black bears, antelopes, coyotes and many other animals that are wisest to look at from a distance. On a holiday in Canada, you should not miss the Banff National Park, which is next door to Jasper, or the beautiful Icefield Parkway that connects the two. You should also not miss the mighty peaks of the Rocky Mountains, beautiful mountain lakes, rushing rivers and the opportunity to experience bears and bison up close. Of course, there are also big cities in Canada. Toronto is North America’s fifth largest city with more than 80 different ethnic groups, 170 nationalities and more than 100 different languages, the capital of the province of Ontario is also one of the most multicultural cities in the world. In addition to the multicultural, you can experience the impressive Canadian National Tower, which with its 553.3 meters was the world’s tallest building, until the Dubai Tower in the United Arab Emirates was completed in 2008.
Neighboring the United States is also known for the impressive skylines of the cities of millions, and the sight of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, which rises among hundreds of soaring glass and steel office buildings, is still an impressive sight. However, New York is much more than glittering architecture – it is also first-class art in some of the world’s best museums and galleries, it is also heavy underground culture, a paradise for shopping lovers and a nightlife that does not come to rest until long after the New York Times has distributed. The United States should also be experienced for the ancient and very “European” New England and the city of Boston. For the Rocky Mountains and the Wild West with the states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. For the Prairie States of Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, with Mount Rushmore featuring the famous monument of the four Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. You will travel to the USA for the old gangster city and the exciting architectural laboratory Chicago, which houses the USA’s tallest skyscraper. For the Pacific coast with whales, dolphins and sea lions. For music in New Orleans, Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee. Or for California’s exciting deserts, national parks and glamorous Hollywood hotels.