Knowledge About- North America

  • North America was named after the explorer Americo Vespucci.
  • North America is the only continent that has every kind of climate
  • North America has five time zones.
  • The population density is approximately 22.9 per square kilometer, which is the largest for any continent in the world.
  • North America is around twice the size of Europe.
  • Lake Superior in North America is the largest fresh water lake in the world. It is located on the border between the United States and Canada.
  • North America has the highest average income per person as compared to any other continent and average food intake per person is also greater than that of any other continents..
  • It is also known as “New World”
  • North America is the third-largest continent in area, following Asia and Africa, and the fourth in population after Asia, Africa, and Europe.
  • The Mississippi ,the third longest river in the world is in North America.Its length is 3778 km.In the Native American language Mississippi means ‘Great River’
  • Moose is the tallest animal of North America whereas Elk is the 2nd tallest animal in this continent
  • The Elf, the world’s smallest owl in the world in also found in North America

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