North America Geography Overview

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Which ocean borders North America to the north?

Which country covers almost all of the southern half of North America?

Which territory is located at the northwestern extremity of North America?

Which country is located to the southwest of North America?

Which island is not mentioned as part of North America in the text?

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North America is a continent located between Asia on its east, Europe to its north, South America to its southwest, and the Arctic Ocean to its north—covering approximately 9.5 million square miles. It's home to several countries including Canada, Mexico, and various islands like Cuba, Jamaica, and Haiti. In addition to these territories, the United States of America covers almost all of the southern half of the continent, stretching from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast, while Alaska forms part of the northwestern extremity facing the Arctic Ocean. Some other nations or dependencies on this continent include Greenland, Saint Pierre & Miquelon, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago, St Lucia, Grenada, Martinique, Guadeloupe, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Turks & Caicos, Anguilla, Montserrat, Antigua & Barbuda, St Kitts & Nevis, Honduras, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Uruguay.

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Explore the geography of North America, a continent bordered by Asia, Europe, South America, and the Arctic Ocean. Learn about the countries and territories within North America including Canada, Mexico, the United States, Alaska, Greenland, and various islands.

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