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Which Countries Make Up North America?

Which Countries Make Up North America?

The continent of North America comprises the Caribbean Islands, Central America, and Northern America. This article gives you the list of countries that make up North America. Have a look...
Maya Pillai
North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere. This continent is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean on the north, on the south and west by the North Pacific Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, and on the southeast by the Caribbean Sea. North America is the third largest continent, area wise, and fourth, population wise.
It covers a gross area of 24,709,000 square kilometers, which makes up 16.5% of the total land surface of the planet. It has been the birthplace of many ancient civilizations, such as the Aztecs and the Mayans. This area was later colonized by the European countries in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was earlier mistaken to be the East Indies, however, the Italian explorer, Amerigo Vespucci, was the first to realize and suggest that this land mass, was in fact, not the East Indies. This prompted the German cartographers, Martin Waldseemüller and Matthias Ringmann, to rename the continent as America, which was a latinized version of Amerigo Vespucci's name. The huge extent of this area, later caused it to be called North America and South America, based on the hemispheres of the planet.
Capitals and Countries in North America
Some of the countries mentioned in the table are the territories of UK, France, Denmark, The Netherlands, and the USA.
Country Capital
Anguilla (UK) The Valley
Antigua and Barbuda St. John's
Aruba (Netherlands) Oranjestad
Bahamas Nassau
Barbados Bridgetown
Belize Belmopan
Bermuda (UK) Hamilton
Bonaire (Netherlands) Kralendijk
British Virgin Islands (UK) Road Town
Canada Ottawa
Cayman Islands (UK) George Town
Clipperton Island (France) -
Costa Rica San José
Cuba Havana
Curaçao (Netherlands) Willemstad
Dominica Roseau
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo
El Salvador San Salvador
Greenland (Denmark) Nuuk
Grenada St. George's
Guadeloupe (France) Basse-Terre
Guatemala Guatemala City
Haiti Port-au-Prince
Honduras Tegucigalpa
Jamaica Kingston
Martinique (France) Fort-de-France
Mexico Mexico City
Montserrat (UK) Brades
Navassa Island (USA) -
Nicaragua Managua
Panama Panama City
Puerto Rico (USA) San Juan
Saint Barthélemy (France) Gustavia
Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre
Saint Lucia Castries
Saint Martin (France) Marigot
Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) Saint-Pierre
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown
Sint Eustatius (Netherlands) Oranjestad
Sint Maarten (Netherlands) Philipsburg
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain
Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) Cockburn Town
United States Washington, D.C.
U.S. Virgin Islands (USA) Charlotte Amalie