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.

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Latitude and Longitude
North America

What North American city is 61 degrees N and 150 degrees W?

Anchorage, Alaska.

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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 with France.

Jobs & Education
North America

What kind of education does North America have?

Depends on where in North America.

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 part of Europe. Of the Nordic (~Scandinavian) countries, Iceland has the most American influence, but Icelanders are highly indepentent with their own culture.

(Icelandic culture isn't American, and hasn't really been affected by foreign influence.)

But no. European. Not American. However, using strict geographical criteria instead of cultural ones, Iceland is indeed part of North America because it is closer to North America than Europe. Culture has no meaning in a geographical context. Is Australia part of Europe because they speak English there? Of course not. Nearby Canada also has a European culture, but this counts for nothing. Using geographical criteria only, YES, Iceland is part of North America. And so is Jan Mayen Island.

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 now British Columbia, Canada.

History of the United States
United States of America
North America
United States

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 little nations. From 4 July 1776 to 3 March 1789, there was no autonomous sovereign called the United States of America. There was a confederation (alliance like NATO is today) of states under the Articles of Confederation but it did not establish the United States as a nation-state entity (autonomous sovereign). The United States of America as an autonomous sovereign started on 4 March 1789. So the real birthday or start date of the United States is 4 March 1789. 4 July 1776 is Independence Day, which is correct and that is what you see on calendars. But our country was being explored well before 1630, like I said we were officially declared free from Great Britain on July 4, 1776.

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.

North America

What is a Continental travel pass?


Time Zones
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)

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

North America

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

North America
South America

What kinds of landforms and climates do North and South America have in common?

The two continents have a number of features in common, the largest and most obvious being the spine of mountains which run down both continents, the Rockies in North America and the Andes in South America. Both continents have extensive deserts, especially down the western coast. Also common to both continents are areas of tropical rainforest (from Mexico to Panama in North America and covering a large portion of South America), grassland (The Pampas and the Prairies) and temperate rainforest (from Northern California to Alaska in North America and the west coast of Chile in South America).

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South America

Is Spain located in north America?

no, it is located in western Europe.

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.


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)


Population: 315,286,000 (2012)

Area: 3,794,101 square miles (9,826,675 km²)

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.

Colonial America
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South America
Candlepin Bowling

Whats the oldest state in America?


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.

North America

What four countries claimed North America?

France, england, china and spain.

Founding Fathers
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South America

Where is America's birthplace?

Jamestown in Virginia is the birthplace of America.

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.

Continents and Regions
North America
Oceans and Seas
Atlantic Ocean

What continent is south east of United States and across the Atlantic ocean?


North America
West Indies

In which continent west indies located?

north America

North America

Is North America bigger than Africa?

No,Africa is bigger then N.America.

North America
South America
Latin America

What do you call a village in Latin?

villa, vicis

North America

What was the first attempt at self government in North America?

The Mayflower Compact


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