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Some facts about the Americas
Area: North America (Canada, USA): 20,000,000 km2 (7,700,000 mi2);
Central America and the Caribbean: 20,720,000 km2 (8,000,000 mi2);
South America: 17,900,000 km2 (6,900,000 mi2)
Population: 982 million (in 2015)
North America: 567.7 million (Canada, USA, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean); South America: 414.6 million.
South America: Aconcagua, 6,960.8 m (22,837 ft), part of the Andes mountain range, near Mendoza, Argentina it is the highest mountain in the Americas.
North America: Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), 6,168 m (20,239 ft), Alaska, USA.
Largest Lake: Lake Superior, surface area 82,000 km² (32,000 mi² ), largest freshwater lake in the world, the lake is almost the size of Austria or slightly smaller than South Carolina.
South America: Rio Amazonas (Amazon river), 6,296 km (3,912 mi), its source lies in the Peruvian part of the Andes mountain range.
North America: Mississippi River, 3,734 km (2,320 mi), its source is at Lake Itasca in Minnesota, USA.
Languages of the Americas: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, various native Indian languages, French patois, and Creole.
Map of Central America and the Caribbean
Reference Map of Central America and the Caribbean.
Political Map of North America
Reference Map of North America.
Relief Map of North America
Physical Map of North America.
Map of South America
Reference map of South America.
Map of the United States
Map of continental USA.
Maps of the U.S. States
Index of Reference Maps of the 50 U.S. States.
Searchable Maps of Countries and Capital Cities of the Americas
Flags of the Americas and the Caribbean
Flags of the 50 U.S. States
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