Twice the size of Europe and with a total land area of 24,709,000 sq km, North America is home to 23 countries.
Bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west by the Pacific Ocean and to the south by South America, North America’s largest country is Canada while its smallest is Saint Christopher and Nevis.
Approximately 502 million people live in North America with most of the population speaking English, Spanish or French.
With major mountain ranges stretching from north to south, the continent provides for direct contact of polar and tropical air masses leading to occasional climatically induced natural hazards like tornadoes, droughts and winter blizzards. As the only continent to experience every type of climate, its tallest point is Mount McKinley in Alaska and its lowest point being the Death Valley in California.
Producing most of the world’s corn, meat, cotton, tobacco and wheat, the continent is also rich in coal, copper, petroleum and silver making it one of the strongest economies in the world.
The glitz and glam of Hollywood, extreme entertainment parks, intense nightlife, mysterious Maya and Aztec ruins, rich culture and heritage make travelling the continent an exciting adventure.