North America: Fact at a Glance

North America 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.
Created On: Jan 27, 2016 17:58 IST

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere. It can also be 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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Longest Coastline

Canada's coastline (including the coastline of the 52,455 Islands)

Major Island

Greenland

Important Mountains

Mt. McKinley, Mt. Logan, Mt. Alias, Rocky Range

Major Rivers

Mississippi(Other Important Rivers: Mississippi-Missouri, Mackenzie, St Lawrence)

Major Lakes

Superior, Canada and USA

Largest Agglomeration

New York (includes Newark, Paterson)

Highest Point

Mt McKinley in Alaska, 20,322ft (6,194m)

Lowest Point

Death Valley in California, -282 ft (-86m) below sea level 

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