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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.
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...
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...
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...
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 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 Antelope, North America
Where in North America do antelope live?
Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah...et 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. ...
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...