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North America

North America is the third largest continent by area. It is bordered by the North Atlantic Ocean to the east, by the North Pacific Ocean to the west and by the Arctic Ocean to the north.

Asked in North America, South America, Central America, Latin America

Why is Latin America called Latin America?

Latin America is called "Latin America" because the countries that comprise Latin America speak Spanish and Portuguese, which are descended from Latin. The main official languages in the region - Spanish, Portuguese (and French) are derived from Latin. The term "Latin America" was coined in the 1860s when the French Emperor Napoleon III was trying to extend French imperial control over Mexico. He and his ministers used the term to try to suggest at least some degree of cultural similarity throughout the region and...
Asked in Iceland, North America

Is Iceland geographically part of North America?

No. Though it is geographically closer to North America than it is to Europe, Iceland is considered part of Europe. It marks the border between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. No. Not really. Geographically, tectonically, about half of the Icelandic mainland is, indeed on the North American plate, but the idea of a continent developed long before anyone heard of tectonic plates. Culturally, ethnically, lingually, politically and historically, Iceland is a European country, despite some differences. But no, Iceland is generally [always] considered...
Asked in Alaska, History of the United States, North America

How is Alaska part of the US but not connected?

The lower 48 states were settled in a continual westward expansion so that all of the states are connected. Alaska however was not settled by us but by the Russians and later purchased by the U.S. At the time Alaska was purchased Canada was already settled and established therefore the U.S. could not expand and settle the land between the lower 48 states and Alaska connecting the two. The only way they could be connected is if the U.S. owned what is...
Asked in History of the United States, United States of America, North America

When was the United States of America founded?

The United States of America was never truly "founded" as much as it was declared independent from the Kingdom of Great Britain on July 4, 1776. This date marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson. This colonies were governed under the Articles of Confederation until the adoption of the US Constitution, completed on September 17, 1787. __________________________________________________________________ The 13 British colonies broke away from Great Britain on 4 July 1776 and became 13 free and independent states or 13...
Asked in Time Zones, Japan, North America, Clocks and Watches

Is there a time zone conversion chart for United States into Japan time zone?

It depends on where in the US you're converting from.. I'll leave a related link. As an example, if we went with EST which is Tuesday 2:58 a.m. then in Japan it is Tuesday 4:58 p.m. (JST) ...
Asked in History of the United States, North America, US Virgin Islands

How much did the us buy the Virgin Islands for?

The US bougth the US VIirgin islands with 25 million dollars worth of gold ...
Asked in Nebraska, North America, Population

What is the largest city in Nebraska?

Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska but Lincoln is the capital. Gretna could be the smallest. Omaha is the biggest city followed by Lincoln Omaha Omaha ...
Asked in Spain, North America, South America

Is Spain located in north America?

no, it is located in western Europe.
Asked in North America

Is North America larger than Europe?

North America is about 3 times the size of Europe. However, Europe is larger by population, in which it has about 739,000,000 more people, or 50% more than North America. Europe Population: 739,165,030 (2011) Area: 3,931,000 square miles (10,180,000 km²) North America Population: 528,720,588 (2008) Area: 9,540,000 square miles (24,710,000 km²) USA Population: 315,286,000 (2012) Area: 3,794,101 square miles (9,826,675 km²) ...
Asked in Geology, Mexico, North America, Plate Tectonics

Is Mexico part of the North American plate?

yes it is along with eastern Siberia, the U.S., Canada, and half of Iceland. ...
Asked in Antelope, North America

Where in North America do antelope live?

Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, cetera have populations of pronghorns that are often referred to as antelope. There are no true antelope in North American. Pronghorns are the only member of Antelocapridae. ...
Asked in North America

What four countries claimed North America?

France, england, china and spain.
Asked in Founding Fathers, North America, South America

Where is America's birthplace?

Jamestown in Virginia is the birthplace of America.
Asked in Jobs, North America

Who has more Jobs Canada or America?

I'm not an expert but I believe Canada has more jobs because it's more industrial than the USA. ...
Asked in North America, Mapping and Cartography

Why is the inset map included of North America?

Inset maps are used to show an overview of the area or a close up of a section or sections of a map. An inset map can also be included to show related themes of data at smaller scales. ...
Asked in Africa, North America

Is North America bigger than Africa?

No,Africa is bigger then N.America.
Asked in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, North America

How can you get to America?

First off if you live in Canada most people use a car or a train; its not far. Anywhere else you live options are a boat or plane that's it. ...
Asked in History of the United States, Immigration, North America, Jim Crow Laws

What are the main pros and cons to immigration in North America?

The first answer below is a great one for pro, but a con is: change in culture. We once were Americans but eventually, America might become an almost complete population of Mexican. Now, i have nothing against immigration i just read that in my history book at school. I have no problem with mexicans. JUST AN EXAMPLE. More Opinions People can be happier living an easier life here. There are the 2 main points of immigration, the US government likes illegal immigrants for...