The Americas and the Caribbean

Map of the Continents of the World, Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America

Some facts about the Americas


Area
: North America (Canada, USA): 20,000,000 km2 (7,700,000 mi2);
Central America and the Caribbean: 20,720,000 km2 (8,000,000 mi2);
South America: 17,900,000 km2 (6,900,000 mi2)

Population: 982 million (in 2015)
North America: 567.7 million (Canada, USA, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean); South America: 414.6 million.

Highest Point:
South America: Aconcagua, 6,960.8 m (22,837 ft), part of the Andes mountain range, near Mendoza, Argentina it is the highest mountain in the Americas.
North America: Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), 6,168 m (20,239 ft), Alaska, USA.

Largest Lake: Lake Superior, surface area 82,000 km² (32,000 mi² ), largest freshwater lake in the world, the lake is almost the size of Austria or slightly smaller than South Carolina.

Longest River:
South America: Rio Amazonas (Amazon river), 6,296 km (3,912 mi), its source lies in the Peruvian part of the Andes mountain range.
North America: Mississippi River, 3,734 km (2,320 mi), its source is at Lake Itasca in Minnesota, USA.

  Languages of the Americas: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, various native Indian languages, French patois, and Creole.

The Cordillera Negra and the Cordillera Blanca in background as seen from Qarwaqucha. Both mountain ranges are located in the Ancash Region in Peru, they are portions of South America’s Andes, one of the world’s longest mountain ranges.

 

Caribbean
Country/currency Capital City/places we go
Anguilla The Valley
Antigua and Barbuda Saint John’s
Aruba Oranjestad
   
Bahamas Nassau
Barbados Bridgetown
Bermuda Hamilton
British Virgin Islands Road Town
   
Cayman Islands George Town
Cuba Havana
   
Dominica Roseau
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo
   
Grenada Saint George’s
Guadeloupe Basse-Terre
   
Haiti Port-au-Prince
   
Jamaica Kingston
   
Martinique Fort-de-France
Montserrat Plymouth
   
Netherlands Antilles Willemstad
   
Puerto Rico San Juan
   
Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre
Saint Lucia Castries
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown
   
Trinidad and Tobago Port-of-Spain
   
US Virgin Islands Charlotte Amalie
   
Central America
Country/currency Capital City/places we go
Belize Belmopan
   
Costa Rica San José
   
El Salvador San Salvador
   
Guatemala Guatemala (City)
   
Honduras Tegucigalpa
   
Nicaragua Managua
   
Panama Panama (City)
   
South America
Country/currency Capital City/places we go
Argentina Buenos Aires
   
Bolivia La Paz, Sucre
Brazil Brasilia – São Paulo
   
Chile Santiago
Colombia Bogotá D.C.
   
Ecuador Quito
   
French Guiana Cayenne
   
Guyana Georgetown
   
Paraguay Asunción
Peru Lima
   
Suriname Paramaribo
   
Uruguay Montevideo
   
Venezuela Caracas
   
North America
Country/currency Capital City/places we go
Canada Ottawa – Toronto
   
Mexico Mexico (City)
   
United States

  • Dollar USD
Washington – New York

Florida

California

Nevada

Missouri

New York

 

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