Northern America facts for kids
|Area||21,780,142 km2 (8,409,360 sq mi)|
|Population||364,295,996 (2018 est.)|
|Population density||16.5/km2 (42.7/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||$22.2 trillion
|Languages||English, French, Spanish, Danish, Greenlandic, and various recognized regional languages|
|Time zones||UTC (Danmarkshavn, Greenland) to
UTC −10:00 (west Aleutians)
|UN M49 code||
Northern America is the northernmost subregion of North America. The boundaries may be drawn slightly differently. In one definition, it lies directly north of Middle America (including Central America, Clipperton Island, Mexico, and the West Indies). Northern America's land frontier with the rest of North America then coincides with the Mexico–United States border. Geopolitically, according to the United Nations' scheme of geographic regions and subregions, Northern America consists of Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and the United States (the contiguous United States and Alaska only, excluding Hawaii, Navassa Island, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and other minor U.S. Pacific territories).
Maps using the term Northern America date back to 1755, when the region was occupied by France, Great Britain, and Spain. The Solemn Act of the Declaration of Independence of Northern America in 1813 applied to Mexico. Today, Northern America includes the Canada–US dyad, developed countries that exhibit very high Human Development Indexes and intense economic integration while sharing many socioeconomic characteristics.
The World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions has "Northern America" as the seventh of its nine "botanical continents". Its definition differs from the usual political one: Mexico is included, Bermuda is excluded (being placed in the Caribbean region), Hawaii is excluded (being placed in the Pacific botanical continent) and all of the Aleutian Islands, Russian as well as American, are included.
Countries and dependent territories
|Country / Dependency||Area
|Saint Pierre and Miquelon||242||5,849||25||Saint Pierre|
|United States||9,826,675||327,096,265||32.7||Washington, D.C.|
% of Northern America
% of Northern America
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