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___ Countries of the Americas and the Caribbean

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: 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.

 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.

 Flags of the Americas and the Caribbean
 Flags of the 50 U.S. States

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The Americas: from Megacities to the Amazon Rainforest

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


States and Territories of the Americas and the Caribbean



  Country Map Capital City
Anguilla 13,000   The Valley
Antigua and Barbuda 100,000   Saint John's
Aruba 103,000   Oranjestad
Bahamas 300,000 Map of the Bahamas Nassau
Barbados 300,000   Bridgetown
Bermuda 65,000   Hamilton
British Virgin Islands 22,000   Road Town
Cayman Islands 38,000   George Town
Cuba 11,200,000 Map of Cuba Havana
Dominica 100,000   Roseau
Dominican Republic 9,900,000 Map of Dominican Republic Santo Domingo
Grenada 100,000   Saint George's
Guadeloupe 400,000   Basse-Terre
Haiti 9,800,000 Map of Haiti Port-au-Prince
Jamaica 2,700,000 Map of Jamaica Kingston
Martinique 400,000   Fort-de-France
Montserrat 5,000   Plymouth
Netherlands Antilles 220,000   Willemstad
Puerto Rico 3,900,000 Map of Puerto Rico San Juan
Saint Kitts and Nevis 100,000   Basseterre
Saint Lucia 200,000   Castries
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 100,000   Kingstown
Trinidad and Tobago 1,300,000   Port-of-Spain
US Virgin Islands 93,000 Map of the U.S. Virgin Islands Charlotte Amalie

Central America

  Country Population Map Capital City
Belize 300,000 Map of Belize Belmopan
Costa Rica 4,600,000 Map of Costa Rica San José
El Salvador 6,200,000 Map of El Salvador San Salvador
Guatemala 14,400,000 Map of Guatemala Guatemala (City)
Honduras 7,600,000 Map of Honduras Tegucigalpa
Nicaragua 6,000,000 Map of Nicaragua Managua
Panama 3,500,000 Map of Panama Panama (City)

South America

  Country Population Map Capital City - Largest City
Argentina 40,500,000 Map of Argentina Buenos Aires
Bolivia 10,400,000 Map of Bolivia La Paz, Sucre
Brazil 193,300,000 Map of Brazil Brasilia - São Paulo
Chile 17,100,000 Map of Chile Santiago
Colombia 45,500,000 Map of Colombia Bogotá D.C.
Ecuador 14,200,000 Map of Ecuador Quito
French Guiana 200,000 Map of French Guiana Cayenne
Guyana 800,000 Map of Guyana Georgetown
Paraguay 6,500,000 Map of Paraguay Asunción
Peru 29,500,000 Map of Peru Lima
Suriname 500,000 Map of Suriname Paramaribo
Uruguay 3,400,000 Map of Uruguay Montevideo
Venezuela 28,800,000 Map of Venezuela Caracas

North America

  Country Population   Capital City - Largest City
Canada 34,00,000 Map of Canada Ottawa - Toronto
Mexico 112,000,000 Map of Mexico Mexico (City)
United States 313,000,000 Map of the United States Washington - New York

Population Sources see:  Population by Country
A List of up-to-date population figures from the most to the least populated countries in the world.

Related Categories:
World Population
List of population figures of the most populated countries, and the most densely populated countries in the world.

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