During this summer vacation, you can experience North American sightseeing tours. Have you ever imagined yourself walking on the world-famous spectacular suspension bridge? Or let your soul wander in the middle of a peaceful paradise garden? Or explore the famous Boeing aircraft manufacturing process?
Surely all will give you an unforgettable experience during this holiday. A trip to North America will allow you to experience a new life. And, of course, explore the charming poetic beauty of diverse cultures.
Where is North America?
North America, the third largest continent, extends from the tiny Aleutian Islands in the northwest to the Isthmus of Panama in the south. The mainland consists of the massive island of Greenland to the northeast and small island countries and territories scattered across the Caribbean Sea and the western North Atlantic Ocean.
What are the 3 regions of North America?
There are three countries on the North American continent: Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America. They are the largest countries in North America in terms of areas (more than 20 million square kilometers, 8 million square miles) and population (more than 84% of North and Central America).
With an area of nearly 10 million square kilometers or more than 3.8 million square miles, Canada is the largest country in North America and the second-largest country in the world (Russia ranks first).
However, with a population of around 38 million, it is only the 37th most populous country in the world, as much of its northern geography (80%) is uninhabitable. The official languages of Canada are English and French, with Quebec being Canada’s leading French-speaking province.
Is Mexico part of North America? Certainly so. Twenty-two percent of North and Central American citizens (130 million people) live in Mexico, making it the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. Mexico borders the Pacific Ocean on the west coast and the Gulf of Mexico on the east coast. Its area is just under 2 million square kilometers or 761,600 square miles.
United States (USA)
In between Canada and Mexico is the United States, where more than half of the population of North and Central America live. The United States is home to over 330 million people and covers over 9 million square kilometers or nearly 3.8 million square miles. Although there is no official language in the United States, 78% of the population speaks English, while a significant minority (over 13%) speak Spanish.
Caribbean countries in North America
Can you believe that there are more than 7,000 islands in the Caribbean? The countries of the Caribbean (or “West Indies” as coined by European colonists) are much smaller than the continental countries of North America, both in area and in population.
The history of discovery by both Europeans and Indigenous peoples has resulted in distinctive cultures and languages throughout the sovereign island nations of the Caribbean.
What is the climate like in North America?
From North to South, North America has climate belts: Korean, temperate, and tropical, which the moderate climate type occupying most of the area.
What’s interesting in North America?
North America has many huge metropolises, charming small towns, mysterious green forests, and thousands of substantial natural lakes. Relax on the Pacific, Atlantic, or Gulf of Mexico beaches, ski in the mountains on the east or west coast, or go on expeditions to the icy northern tundra.
New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C., America’s major cities, are the gateway to American art and culture, with skyscrapers, museums, and galleries. The impressive art scene, multiple entertainment centers, numerous restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, and professional football, basketball, and baseball teams.
Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Québec in Canada are no less, with the influence of the French language and culture, coexisting with crowded Chinatowns. Watch ice hockey at the city’s significant arenas or the frozen outdoor lakes of Canada. Learn about First Empire natives who settled in the northernmost part of the continent centuries before the arrival of Europeans.
Away from the cities, this continent has many interesting natural attractions waiting for visitors to explore, from forests and vast parks with overlapping mountains, immense glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, caves, small streams, lakes, and diverse coastlines.
Visit iconic national parks of the United States, such as Yellowstone with its natural hot springs and vibrant wildlife, the majestic Grand Canyon, mangroves, and crocodiles in the southeastern Everglades, or splendid Acadia—wind on Atlantic island.
The journey in North America also has many interesting things. Have a great trip.