Atlas of North America

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Atlas of North America
North America
English North America
North America is a continent in the Earth's northern hemisphere and almost fully in the western hemisphere. It is bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the southeast by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by the North Pacific Ocean; South America lies to the southeast, connected to North America by the isthmus of Panama. It covers an area of about 24,490,000 km² (9,450,000 sq mi), or about 4.8% of the planet's surface. As of October 2006, its population was estimated at over 514,600,000. It is the third-largest continent in area, after Asia and Africa, and is fourth in population after Asia, Africa, and Europe. Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. The Caribbean is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts. The region is located southeast of Northern America, east of Central America, and to the north and west of South America.
Español América del Norte es un subcontinente que forma parte de América, situado en el hemisferio norte, y casi por completo en el hemisferio occidental. Limita al norte con el Océano Glacial Ártico, al este con el Océano Atlántico, al sureste con el Mar Caribe y al sur y al oeste con el Océano Pacífico. Al sureste está unido con Centroamérica por el istmo de Tehuantepec.
Français L’Amérique du Nord est un continent ou la partie nord de l’Amérique, selon le point de vue. Elle se positionne à l’est de l’océan Pacifique, à l’ouest de l’océan Atlantique, au sud de l’océan Arctique et au nord de l’Amérique du Sud.
Population 514,600,000 inhabitants
Area 24,490,000 km²
Major language(s) English, Spanish, French
Major religion(s) Roman Catholicism and Protestantism
More information North America, Geography of North America, History of North America and Politics of North America
More images North America - North America (Category).

General maps

LocationAmericas.png Location of the Americas
LocationWHAmericas.png Map of the Americas
Mapa de América
Carte de l'Amérique
Americas.jpg Map of the Americas
Mapa de América
Carte de l'Amérique

North America

North America.png Map of North America
North america98.svg Political map with 1st level divisions as of 1998 in SVG format
North america terrain 2003 map.jpg North America bedrock and terrain
North america basement rocks.png North American cratons and basement rocks
North america craton nps.gif North American craton
North america rock sedimentary.jpg Sedimentary rock map
North america rock volcanic.jpg volcanic rock map
North america rock plutonic.jpg plutonic plutonic map
North america rock metamorphic.jpg metamorphic rock map
CIA map of Central America.png Map of Central America
BlankMap-Central-America.png Blank map of Central America
Caribbean by political system.png Caribbean by political system:
   Independant Republics
   Independant Commonwealth Realms
   Independant Commonwealth republics
   British overseas territories (dependencies)
   French overseas departments and overseas regions (integrated), French overseas collectivity (dependencies)
   Parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (dependencies)
   United States insular areas (dependencies)

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day North America, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day North America.

Christopher Columbus voyages.gif Voyages of Christoper Columbus
Colonias europea en América siglo XVI-XVIII.png Colonization of the Americas
Spanish colonization of the Americas.png Spanish colonization
Non-Native American Nations Control over N America 1750-2008.gif History of North America 1750-1999

Images

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Vinland Map HiRes.jpg Map showing Vinland
Ct000725C-wh012 5-Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii alioru-m-que lustrationes..png First map to show the name America
Piri reis harita.jpg Piri Reis map
Orteliusamerica.jpg Map of the Americas 1587 (Ortelius)
America noviter delineata.jpg Map of the Americas 1637 (Hondius)
Claude Bernou Carte de lAmerique septentrionale.jpg Map of North America 1681
America-1705.jpg Map of the Americas 1705
CartedAmerique.jpeg Map of the Americas 1722
MapaAméricaJonghe.JPG Map of the Americas 1770
North America 1797 - U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1909.jpg North America 1797
Mapa geographica completens Indiae Occidentalis.jpg Map of Central America and the Caribbean,
Meyers b1 s0457d.jpg North America 1885
CentralAmerica1892.jpg Central America 1892
LA2-NSRW-1-0080.jpg North America 1914

Maps of international organizations

OAS membership map.svg Organization of American States
Rio group countries.PNG Rio Group
Map of CARICOM.PNG Caribbean Community and Common Market
LocationOECS.PNG Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Map of NATO countries.png North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NATO vs Warsaw (1949-1990)edit.png NATO versus Warsaw Pact 1949-1960
NATO Partners.png NATO Partners
OSCEmap 2005.png Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Arctic Council Members.png Arctic Council
APECMitgliedsstaaten.png Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Ethnic maps

Langs N.Amer.png Native languages of North America
Map-Amerindian populations.png Indian population of the Americas

Satellite maps

North America satellite orthographic.jpg Satellite map

Notes and references

General remarks:

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