North America Landmarks

Statue of Liberty, USA

North America Landmarks. North America’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with articles about landmarks, wildlife, famous historical monuments, places of interest, and society.

North America is a continent that is mostly in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Northern Hemisphere. It is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean in the north, the Atlantic Ocean in the east, South America and the Caribbean Sea in the southeast, and the Pacific Ocean in the west and south.

Greenland is a part of North America from a geographical point of view because it is on the North American Tectonic Plate. North America takes up about 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,540,000 square miles), or about 16.5% of the Earth’s land area and about 4.8% of its total surface.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, a part of the Chihuahuan Desert in the United States, became a ...
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El Arco de Cabo, Gulf of California

Gulf of California

The Gulf of California is a large inlet of the eastern Pacific Ocean along the northwestern coast of Mexico ...
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Yellowstone National Park, Grand Prismatic Spring

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a national park in the United States. It is in northwest Wyoming, southern Montana, and ...
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Bellas Artes, Mexico Heritage

Mexico Heritage

Mexico has 35 places that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Of these, there are 27 cultural sites, ...
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Head Sculpture image of El Tajin, Mexico

El Tajin Veracruz

El Tajin is a pre-Columbian archaeological site in the south of Mexico. It was one of Mesoamerica's biggest and ...
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Mina El Eden image of Zacatecas, Mexico

Zacatecas Mexico

Zacatecas is in the middle of the state of Zacatecas, which is in the south-central part of Mexico. Zacatecas ...
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Palacio de Bellas Artes Murals

Palacio de Bellas Artes

The Palacio de Bellas Artes, or the Palace of Fine Arts, in Mexico City was built between 1904 and ...
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San Antonio Mission Concepcion

San Antonio Missions

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a national historical park in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It has been ...
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Hawaii volcanoes national park webcam

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a place on the southeast coast of the U.S. island of Hawaii. Since 1987, ...
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Reef fish of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

Papahānaumokuākea

The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in Honolulu, USA, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is about 250 km ...
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La Fortaleza San Juan Puerto Rico, USA

La Fortaleza Puerto Rico

La Fortaleza and the San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico are places in and around San Juan, ...
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Al-Khazneh of Petra Jordan World Heritage Site

World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites begins with The top 10 most historical places in the world. UNESCO World Heritage Sites are ...
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Grand Pre Church, Nova Scotia Canada

Grand Pre Nova Scotia

The Grand Pre marshland and archaeological sites are in the southern Minas Basin of Nova Scotia, Canada. They are ...
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Halifax Citadel, Nova Scotia Canada

Nova Scotia Canada

Nova Scotia has 86 Canadian National Historic Sites. Each Nova Scotia landmark tells a story about an adventure, a ...
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Image of the Chateau Frontenac in Old Quebec, Canada

Old Quebec City

Old Quebec is a historic neighborhood in Quebec City, Canada. In 1985, UNESCO named it a World Heritage Site ...
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Independence Hall Constitution Signing

Independence Hall

The United States of America was founded at Independence Hall. Inside this structure, the Declaration of Independence and the ...
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Redwood National and State Parks

Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is made up of redwood forests that run alongside the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco, ...
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Monarch Butterflies Mexico

Mexico Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve lies within rugged forested mountains about 100 km northwest of Mexico City, a UNESCO World ...
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El Castillo of Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Chichen Itza Mexico

Chichen Itza was one of the most important and holy Mayan centers on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, and it was ...
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Mesa Verde Balcony House

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park was founded on June 29, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt to "preserve the works of ...
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Taos Pueblo Nm

Taos Pueblo New Mexico

Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community that has been designated as both a UNESCO World Heritage ...
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Landmarks USA Map

UNESCO sites in USA

UNESCO world heritage sites in USA; from the List of UNESCO world heritage sites in USA. How many UNESCO ...
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Lunenburg Academy is in Nova Scotia, Canada

Nova Scotia Travel

Nova Scotia is a Canadian province on the eastern coast of North America. It was one of the four ...
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Lunenburg Nova Scotia, Canada

Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Lunenburg is a town in Canada's province of Nova Scotia. It is on the south shore of the province ...
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North America is the third-largest continent by area, after Asia and Africa, and the fourth-largest by population, after Asia, Africa, and Europe. In 2013, it was thought to be home to about 7.5% of the world’s people, or about 579 million people in 23 independent states.

“North America” and “North American” can mean just Canada and the United States when it comes to human geography and English-speaking countries outside of the United States, especially Canada.

During the Last Glacial Period, about 20,000 to 17,000 years ago, the first people to reach North America did so by crossing the Bering land bridge. People think that the Paleo-Indian period ended about 10,000 years ago (the beginning of the Archaic or Meso-Indian period).

The classic stage lasts from about the sixth to the thirteenth century. The Norse were the first Europeans known to have come to North America (other than Greenland) around 1000 AD. Christopher Columbus’s arrival in 1492 started a transatlantic exchange that included migrations of European settlers during the Age of Discovery and the early modern period.

Cultures and ethnic groups today are the result of interactions between European colonists, native people, African slaves, immigrants from Europe and Asia, and their descendants.

Because Europe colonized the Americas, most North Americans speak European languages like English, Spanish, or French, and their cultures often reflect Western traditions. But in some parts of Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central America, native people still follow their own traditions and speak their own languages.

The UN says that “North America” is made up of three parts: Northern America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The Statistics Division of the UN has put this in writing. North America has been called other things in the past. New Spain, which was Spanish North America, was often called “North America,” which was also Mexico’s first official name.

There are many regions and subregions on the continent of North America. There are geographical, cultural, and economic regions. There were economic regions that were made up of trade blocs, like the North American Trade Agreement block and the Central American Trade Agreement block.

There are two different parts of the continent: Anglo-America and Latin America. Most of North America, Belize, and the islands in the Caribbean that have English-speaking people live in Anglo-America. Even though there are a lot of French speakers in places like Louisiana and Quebec, French is the only official language in Quebec.

The southern part of North America is made up of two different areas. The Caribbean and Central America are where these are. There are also known regions in the north of the continent. Unlike how “North America” is usually defined, which includes the whole continent, sometimes people only mean Mexico, Canada, the United States, and Greenland when they say “North America.”

The United States, Bermuda, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Canada, and Greenland are the most northern countries and territories of North America. Middle America is not just one place, but it does include Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. It is not the same as the Midwest of the United States.

Canada and the United States, which have the most land area in North America, both have well-defined and known regions. In Canada, these are Atlantic Canada, Central Canada, the Canadian Prairies, the British Columbia Coast, and Northern Canada, going from east to west.

There are also many subregions in these areas. In the US, these regions are New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the South Atlantic states, the East North Central states, the West North Central states, the East South Central states, the West South Central states, the Mountain states, and the Pacific states.

The Great Lakes region is one area that both countries share. In the case of the Pacific Northwest Megaregion and the Great Lakes Megaregion, large cities have grown on both sides of the border.