Amazing Facts About North America Continent

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North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere.

It is also considered as the part of northern subcontinent of the Americas.

 

North America is the World’s third-largest continent  and 24,474,000 km² covering approximately 16.5% of the Earth’s land and 5% of the Earth’s surface.

 

The Atlantic Ocean to the east is the borders of North America, and the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the west too.

 

The eastern side of the continent is generally lower than the west which contains the Rocky mountains. The five Great Lakes lie on the United States Canadian border.

 

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North America has twenty three countries.The total population of the North America continent is almost 570 million.

It’s also divided into four parts and that’s West, East, The Great Plains and The Canadian Shield.

 

American English is the most common language spoken in North America and as the second language, Spanish and French is commonly spoken in the USA, But Spanish is the first language in Central America and French is spoken also as first language in Canada.

Most of the North American people are Christians (75%), others are Muslims, Jews and most of the people have their own beliefs and they are equally free to practice their faith.

You’ll be amazed after knowing that North America in Canada has the longest and the first Skyscrapers which was built in USA in 1880s.

North America has been hosted to the Olympics twelve times. The first North American country to host the event was the US, in 1904.

North America is also considered as the most number of Olympic gold medal winners in the world.

If you’re the lover of natural beauty then I think, North America is the best continent to explore and North America is the only continent having all the climates in the world.

 

Central America has the Savanna and tropical rainforest and in northern part like Canada and Alaska has Tundra and Ice cap in Greenland which is permanent.


Canada is slightly larger than the United States in area making it the second largest country by area in the world (after Russia).

 

Amazing Facts about North America

It’s really difficult to talk about North America in one or two blogs because as there are so many awesome, incredible and interesting things to talk about.

 

Even though it’s really amazing and thrilling for me to show up you guys some of the unbelievable and stunning things about North America. I would love to talk about much more in my another blogs post.

As of now some of the amazing Facts are best listed out for you.

 

First—: Natural Resources and Wildlife

 

North America is also home to many vulnerable and assailable animals such as the American bison, the banana bat or the cougar. Cougars are also called pumas or mountain lions.

Apart from these North America has brown bears, coyotes, racons moose, jaguars and many other animals. 

 

Grey wolf

 

Main natural resources in North America are minerals such as coal, copper, zinc, iron ore and nickel and some of the precious metals such as gold and silver.

 

Death Valley is the another a natural beauty of North America but It’s one of the driest and hottest natural wonder of North America.

It’s know the home to the Lake Bad water and Glacial Lake. This Place always receives plenty of Rainfall.

 

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Second—: Bay of Fundy – Cape Chignecto

 

The fundy means fendu and fendu means split, this is the highest tidal range in the world with average height around 55 ft.

Fundy National Park and Cape Chignecto provincial parkers some protected area owning natural reserve preservation process.

 

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Third—: Denali also know Mc Kinley-Alaska

 

Denali is the Highest Mountain in North America which is located in Alaska, USA.

The mountain (6,190 meters /20,310 ft) is located in the Alaska mountain range. Until 2015, this mountain was referred to as Mount McKinley.

Denali is considered the third most isolated mountain peak in the world after Mount Everest (in Asia) and Aconcagua (in South America) of the world’s Seven Summits.

 

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It is still known it’s former official name Mc Kinley, this natural wonder is the highest peak of North America located in the south of central points in Alaska.

Summer months are the best time to visit and explore its wildness.

 

Fourth—: interesting facts about Canada 

 

Jasper National Park are having Mountainous terrains, glaciers, forests, alpine rivers wildlife.

Wild things like grizzly bears, elk, and moose

It’s cited World heritage site by UNESCO because of its diverse wildlife.

Camping is common in summer, and Hiking and biking are the best exciting and interesting things to do and boating padding too.

 

 

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Dixie National Forest.

It’s perhaps the Veta version of the Grand Canyon, the Park is located in southwestern Utah

 

Bryce Canyon is the another exciting and amazing park to be explored in Canada and one of the best place for outdoor adventure including horse-riding, hiking, and skiing through the

 

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Fifth—: Largest, Smallest

The Lake Superior is marked as  one of the largest lake in the USA. The lake is shared by Canada and the United States. The Lake Superior is also considered as the third largest lake in the world.

 

 

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Greenland is the biggest and largest island of North America and considered as the largest island in the world, it’s located in the northern Atlantic Ocean.

 

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Canada is the largest county in North America. The country covers more than half the continent’s landmass. Canada is slightly bigger than the USA?

Grenada with only about 10,000 inhabitants is the smallest country. This island country is located in the Caribbean Sea.

 

Mexico City is the biggest and largest city in North America which is the capital city of Mexico with a population of about 9 million. With more than 20 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area, this is one of the largest cities in the world. 

 

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Sixths—: Highest, Lowest and Longest

 

Denali in Alaska USA is Highest Mountain in North America and considering as the third highest peak point in the world. This mountain was known as Mount McKinley.

 

The Death Valley National Park is not only the lowest, there are many more but it’s considered lowest and also the driest national park in the USA.

Longest River of North America is Missouri River in USA. It is the 3,767 meters 2,341 miles.

The Missouri River flows through seven states of the USA: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.

 

missouri-river-factsMissouri River in USA

 

Seventh—: USA

 

USA is considered as the largest economy in the world.

New York City which is also called the ‘Big Apple’ in USA for museums and shopping.

 

We can find amazing beaches for surfing in California USA.

 

Las Vegas USA is famous for casino paradise having so many popular shows and whole family can have full enjoyment.

World Disney World in Florida USA is another best place to explore in USA.

 

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The best place for skiing and winter-sports, and one of the best mountain in the USA and Canada too is Rocky Mountains.

Some of the Amazingly fact about USA are —: The USA is the world’s third biggest oil producer after Russia and Saudi Arabia, and third biggest coal producer after China and India.

The second most Skyscrapers in the world is marked in New York USA after Hong Kong, China.

Grand Canyon-USA is the one of the famous and powerful landscapes in the world.

The canyon is carved by the Colorado River, shows billions of years of earth’s history.

A unique experience to explore Grand Canyon especially a mule ride to the floor of the Canyon.

Night sky from Canyon is awesome and incredible.

 

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Yosemite Valley is really a famous park in the USA mainly because of its glorious waterfall within 1200 square mile park one of the most incredible features define Yosemite is Half Dome and glaciers point. There is some ancient sequoia trees, deep valleys, marvelous meadows, and amazing wildlife.

 

At last but not least, these are some of the best and amazing things to explore the North America continent.

But North America is not left with these only amazing things, I would be sharing you more about North American countries individually.

 

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