What is North America?

  • (noun): A continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama.
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North America

North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere. It is also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea.

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Usage of The Term North America
... The term North America maintains various definitions in accordance with location and context ... In English, North America may be used to refer to the United States and Canada together ... Alternatively, usage sometimes includes Greenland and Mexico (as in the North American Free Trade Agreement), as well as offshore islands ...
Tyrannosauridae - Distribution
... tyrannosaurid fossils are known only from North America and Asia ... confirmed tyrannosaurids lived in the early Campanian stage in western North America ... have never been recovered from eastern North America, while more basal tyrannosauroids like Dryptosaurus and Appalachiosaurus persisted there until the end of the Cretaceous ...
House Sparrow - Systematics - Subspecies
... In North America, House Sparrow populations are more differentiated than those in Europe ... House Sparrow populations may be distinct enough to merit subspecies status, especially in North America and southern Africa, and American ornithologist Harry Church ... from Faiyum, Egypt, is found along the Nile north of Wadi Halfa, Sudan ...
Republic Of China Presidential Election, 2004 - Demographic Trends and Public Opinion
... large numbers of Taiwanese expatriates living in North America and Mainland China returned to Taiwan to vote ... Typical estimates indicate that about 20,000 people travelled from North America and between 100,000 and 150,000 people travelled from Mainland China ... Most analysts believe that the voters from North America would be split evenly between the two candidates, but that those from Mainland China voted overwhelmingly for Pan-Blue ...

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  • (noun): The nations of the North American continent collectively.

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