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Map of North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere.
North America is the third-largest continent, occupying a land area of more than 9 million square miles. Only Asia and Africa are larger. North America's terrain includes two major mountain systems--the Rockies in the West and the Appalachians in the East. It contains the Mississippi River Mississippi River
River, central U.S. It rises at Lake Itasca in Minnesota and flows south, meeting its major tributaries, the Missouri and the Ohio rivers, about halfway along its journey to the Gulf of Mexico. ; the Great Plains; the five Great Lakes Great Lakes, group of five freshwater lakes, central North America, creating a natural border between the United States and Canada and forming the largest body of freshwater in the world, with a combined surface area of c.95,000 sq mi (246,050 sq km). ; Canada's huge Hudson Bay Hudson Bay, inland sea of North America, c.475,000 sq mi (1,230,000 sq km), c.850 mi (1,370 km) long and c.650 mi (1,050 km) wide, E central Canada. Hudson Bay and James Bay (its southern extension) and all their islands border Nunavut Territory, Manitoba, Ontario, ; and plains, deserts, massive plateaus, and tropical rain forests. The continent includes the world's largest island, the seven countries that together make up Central America Central America, narrow, southernmost region (c.202,200 sq mi/523,698 sq km) of North America, linked to South America at Colombia. It separates the Caribbean from the Pacific. , and small island countries in the Caribbean Sea Caribbean Sea (kâr'ĭbē`ən, kərĭb`ēən), tropical sea, c.970,000 sq mi (2,512,950 sq km), arm of the Atlantic Ocean, Central America. and the Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean [Lat.,=of Atlas], second largest ocean (c.31,800,000 sq mi/82,362,000 sq km; c.36,000,000 sq mi/93,240,000 sq km with marginal seas). Physical Geography
Extent and Seas
. North America's lowest point is California's Death Valley (282 ft below sea level); its highest point is Alaska's Mount McKinley (20,320 ft). The population of North America is about 515 million.
For #1-5, locate and identify the countries of North America that match the descriptions.
1. The continent's southernmost country, home of a major canal that enables ships to travel between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans without sailing thousands of miles around South America: --*
2. Two countries, important trading partners that share four of the Great Lakes: --*
3. The five countries on the 90[degrees]W meridian of longitude meridian of longitude: see longitude. : --*
4. The seven small countries of Central America: --*
5. Four island countries wholly or partly within these boundaries of latitude and longitude latitude and longitude
Coordinate system by which the position or location of any place on the Earth's surface can be determined and described. Latitude is a measurement of location north or south of the Equator. : 10 [degrees] to 20[degrees]N and 70[degrees] to 80[degrees]W: --*
For #6-9, locate and identify the geographical features of North America that match these descriptions.
6. The body of water at 57[degrees]N, 55[degrees]W: --*
7. The major mountain chains in the eastern and western regions of the U.S.: --*
8. The two major rivers of northern Canada: --*
9. The ocean that borders North America to the north: --*
For #10-11, calculate the distance (to the nearest 100 miles) between each pair of cities.
10. Seattle, Washington, and Yellowknife, Canada: -- 11. Mexico City and Washington, D.C.: --
For #12-15, imagine that you are taking a cruise that begins at Halifax, Canada, and ends at Panama City, Panama. Name the cities at these coordinates, which you visit alone the way:
12. 42[degrees]N, 71[degrees]W: -- 14. 25[degrees]N, 77[degrees]W: --
13. 33[degrees]N, 80[degrees]W: -- 15. 19[degrees]N, 70[degrees]W: --
For #16-17, identify each capital and its country.
16. 45[degrees]N, 76[degrees]W: -- 17. 19[degrees]N, 99[degrees]W: --
For #18-20, use the "Who's Who Among World Leaders" and "Economic Map of the World" to identify the countries.
18. The two wealthiest countries of North America: --
19. This Communist country, located 90 miles south of Florida, is ruled by Fidel Castro: --*
20. This country is a major trading partner of the U.S.; its President is Vicente Fox: --*
Where you see an asterisk (*), write the name of the country and/or geographical feature on the outline map.
Map of North America
2. Canada, United States
3. Canada, U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador
4. Belize, Guatemala, E1 Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
5. Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica
6. Labrador Sea
7. Appalachian Mountains, Rocky Mountains
8. Yukon River, Mackenzie River
9. Arctic Ocean
10. 1,200 miles
11. 2,000 miles
12. Boston, Massachusetts
13. Charleston, South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures
Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15.
14. Nassau, Bahamas
15. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
16. Ottawa, Canada
17. Mexico City, Mexico
18. U.S. and Canada