North America consists of three large nations and one large island territory that covers most of its area. They are Canada, the United States of America (USA), Mexico and Greenland.
There are also seven smaller nations at its southern extreme (collectively known as Central America), around two dozen island nations and territories of various sizes in the Caribbean, and one isolated French territory (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon) off the Canadian Atlantic coast.
Although the Central American and the Caribbean regions are technically part of the North American continent, they are commonly listed separately from their larger neighbours to the north and hence the distinctive region names for both cultural and geographical reasons.
Regions of North America
Canada certainly has vast expanses of breathtaking, unspoiled wilderness, but it also features some of the world’s most modern, cosmopolitan cities. From the majestic Pacific coast to the laid back beauty of the Atlantic coast, more than 5,000 KM, Canada has something for everyone.
White sandy beaches, crystal-clear water, and laid-back island culture make the Caribbean one of the world’s top vacation spots.
The seven small nations of this isthmus connecting North and South America blend elements of both continents; you’ll find bustling cities, long coastlines, ancient jungle ruins, and Spanish-tinged mestizo and Afro-Indian cultures.
A self-governing country, but officially still part of Denmark, Greenland is a vast island of stark landscapes and midnight sun.
Mexico is a big tourist attraction for sun-seekers and historians alike; the former flock to Mexico’s tropical beaches, while the latter find the artifacts of the ancient Aztec and Mayan civilization fascinating.
United States of America
One of the largest, most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations on Earth includes some of the world’s most famous cities, natural parks of unspeakable beauty, and virtually everything in between.
Bermuda – an oversea territory of the United Kingdom
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon – overseas department of France