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Monday, May 21, 2012

Weird Interesting Facts Of North America

Weird Interesting Facts Of North America North America was named after the traveler Americo Vespucci.
North America is often separated into sub regions but no universally acknowledged divisions exist.
North America covers about 16.5% of its ground area.
North America covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,540,000 sq mi).
North America covers about 4.8% of the planet's surface.
North America is the third biggest continent in the world.
The longest river in North America is the Mississippi River.
Death Valley, in California, is the lowest point on the continent. (-282 ft, -86 m below sea level)
The largest city in North America is Mexico City, Mexico. The largest country is the United States and the largest country by land mass is Canada: 9,984,670 km2 (3,854,082 mi2).
Most people in North America speak English, Spanish, or French.
The North American and South American continents are thought to have been named after Italian traveler Amerigo Vespucci.
Lake Superior is the largest fresh water lake in the world. It is located on the border connecting the United States and Canada.
Mount McKinley, in Alaska, is the tallest point on the continent. (20,322 ft, 6,194 m)
An American beaver is the largest rodent in North America.
The country of Greenland is the biggest island on the planet.
World's shortest river is, The Roe River near Great Falls, Montana, USA. It is only 200 feet (61 meters) long and flows between Giant Springs and the Missouri River near Great Falls, Montana. The D River in Oregon has been measured as being only 120 ft (37 m) long, but this varies with the tide from 120 to 400 feet.
Coldest place in North America is Greenland - it can get to -87 degrees.

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