North America

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North America

  1. 1. North America
  2. 2. North America Facts <ul><ul><li>Located in the Northern and Western Hemispheres. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3rd largest continent on Earth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Covers 9,348,000 sq. miles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Population is 516,766,000 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Highest Elevation: Mt McKinley 20,320 ft. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Lowest Elevation: Death Valley -282 ft. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>North America includes 23 independent countries, as well as dozens of small island possessions and territories mostly in the Caribbean Sea. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada, USA, and Mexico are the largest countries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central America is made up of 7 countries that connect North America to South America. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Canada, the USA, and Mexico are the three largest countries in North America... </li></ul>
  7. 7. Central America and the Caribbean Islands are also part of North America
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Mississippi-Missouri River System is the fourth longest in the world. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The five Great Lakes are large enough to be called inland seas. They connect to form North America's most important inland waterway. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>The Rocky Mountain Range runs down the west side of the continent. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The Great Plains cover the center of the continent. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The Gulf of Mexico and Carribbean Sea form the southeastern boundry water of North America. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>To see more maps and learn more facts about North America visit </li></ul><ul><li>www.worldatlas.com </li></ul>

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