Countries by Continents
Area: North America (Canada, USA): 20,000,000 km2 (7,700,000
___ Countries of the Americas and the Caribbean
Central America and the Caribbean: 20,720,000 km2 (8,000,000 mi2);
South America: 17,900,000 km2 (6,900,000 mi2)
Population: 942 million
North America: 346 million (Canada and USA); Central America and the Caribbean
(incl. Mexico): 200 million; South America: 396 million.
Highest Point: Aconcagua, 6,959 m (22,831 ft), Mendoza, Argentina.
Largest Lake: Lake Superior, surface area 82,000 km2 (32,000
mi2), larger than Panama.
Longest River: Rio Amazonas (Amazon river), 6,296 km (3,912 mi), South America.
Languages of the Americas: English, French,
Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, various native Indian languages, French patois, and Creole.
of Central America and the Caribbean
Reference Map of Central America and the Caribbean.
of North America
Reference Map of North America.
of North America
Physical Map of North America.
of South America
Reference map of South America.
Map of the United States
Map of continental USA.
of the U.S. States
Index of Reference Maps of the 50 U.S. States.
of the Americas and the Caribbean
of the 50 U.S. States
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The Americas: from Megacities to the Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon rainforest near Manaus, capital of Amazonas state. The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining! tropical rainforests and 60% of it are in Brazil.
Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT