Does the North American continental land mass include all of the countries of Central America and the Caribbean, or only some of them? If only some of them, which countries are considered part of South America?
#64383. Asked by shady shaker. (Apr 07 06 7:21 AM)
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Vincent and
NORTH AMERICA TERRITORIES and POSSESSIONS
24,474,000 sq km
9,449,460 sq miles
Percent of Earth's Land: 16.5%
Highest Point: Mt McKinley
in Alaska, 20,322ft (6,194m)
Lowest Point: Death Valley
in California, -282 ft (-86m) below sea level.
Surprise Surprise! Central America is geographically North American Continent.
Thank you for your comprehensive answer. It helps clear up an error in an answer to a trivia question I read, which suggested that the only English speaking country in South America was Belize. |
The division between the two American continents is Panama/Columbia - North America has a long tail. |
I don't remember where (so assistance on supporting this fact from european friends is welcome), but some old-world places traditionally consider the Americas to be one continent.
Belize as the only one would be incorrect anyway, as Guyana, which definitely is in South America, is English speaking (officially - there are large numbers speaking Bhojpuri and other languages apart from the remaining native ones up the jungle). You may find Hindi referred to, but it's mostly Bhojpuri in reality. For some reason, they refer to it as Hindi. English is widely spoken in Surinam as well, but it's not official.|
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