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How many Oceans border North America? Where is North America? What is the size of the continent? How many countries in North America? What is the geography like? Discover the answers to these interesting questions and learn cool fun facts and trivia about this amazing place. Especially designed for kids our fun fact file are packed with free pictures, photos and amazing information and a funny video on every page to make the learning process easy, funny and great fun! Topics include; American history, American Presidents, Native Americans, the U.S. constitution, places of interest, facts about the American flag and each of the American States. Kid's fun facts are ideal for children, homework, schools, teachers and kids of all ages!
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Did you know that North America was named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci? Did you know that Mexico City in Mexico is the biggest city in North America? Our fact sheet is full of interesting, cool fun facts and trivia that will help your kids to increase their knowledge on the subject of North America
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Earth is made of seven pieces of land called continents. The seven continents are: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Antarctica, North American and South America
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North America is the third largest continent; it covers about 16.5% of Earths land mass
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How many oceans border North America? North America is bordered by three oceans the Arctic Ocean (north), the Atlantic Ocean (east) and the Pacific Ocean (south and west)
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What is the size of North America? The land area of North America is 24,709,000 km2 or 9,540,000 square miles
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Where is North America? North America is situated in the northern hemisphere and the western hemisphere
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Italian explorer Christopher Columbus was the first European to navigate to North America in 1492. Native Americans are sometimes referred to as Indians or American Indians. This is because when Columbus first landed in America, he was convinced that he had arrived on islands off the coast of East Asia
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Native Americans lived in North America for thousands of years before European explorers settled in the region. The culture and lifestyle of the Native Americans had remained primitive and had not notably altered before the arrival of the Europeans
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The Europeans influenced the ways of the Native Americans and also brought disease! Typhoid, yellow fever, smallpox, measles and influenza became widespread; the Native American population declined from 80 million to less than 1 million in less than 500 years! Discover more facts about Native Americans
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The most advanced indigenous nations in North America before the arrival of the Europeans were the Aztecs and Mayan people. The Aztecs lived in present day Mexico and the Maya people lived in Central America
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What is the geography of North America like? The continent of North America has a wide variety of geographical features including; gigantic mountain ranges, wide, flat, grassy plains, hot dry, deserts, frozen ice caps and hot tropical regions. It is often said that North America is the only continent to experience every kind of climate!
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Famous places to visit in North America; Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Chichen Itza, Teotihuacan, Rocky Mountains, Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty and Yellowstone National Park
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North America is usually split into three main sub-regions Canada (located north), the United States (located centrally) and Mexico (located south)
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How many countries in North America? There are 24 individual countries or nations within North America
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The main languages spoken in North America are English, Spanish and then the French language
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Did you know that approximately 50% of the world's maize / corn harvest are produced in North America?
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