North America is an extremely large continent, lying between the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean in the southern hemisphere. It is also characterized by an arctic tundra and landmasses that are covered with glaciers. It is the largest continent of the world by volume, and is bordered by the South American countries to the north, Mexico to the south, Central America to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. North America has a continental landmass and a coastline, which it shares with three other continental parts, Mexico, Central America, and South America. It is the fifth largest continent in the world, after Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania.
North America is divided into seven principal islands. These islands include Canada, Alaska, American Indian tribes, New England, fur trade routes, and the divide between the United States and British North American Indians. The continent is very large, with an area of land about ten times the size of India. It is a landmass rich in natural resources, and a crossroads of trade and human populations.
The geography of North America consists mainly of broad belt of high mountains around the central part of the continent, which forms the states of Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and California. The western part of this continent is characterized by long arctic coastal plain and includes the Canadian Arctic Islands and a large mass of land in the north Atlantic Ocean. The eastern part of the continent, from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, consists mainly of land.
The peoples of North America include Hispanic, Black, Native American, Alaskan, Filipino, Chinese, Native American Indian, and many others. There are two major languages spoken in North America, English and French. The majority of Native Americans live in the north, where nearly half of their number lives in the states of Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, and Minnesota. They have been in the Americas since prehistoric times. They have developed cholera and typhoid disease but are free from disease to this day. Their spiritual beliefs and customs, as well as their languages, differ from those of other tribes.
The primary ethnic groupings are those of Mexican, Alaskan, Chinese, Alaskan, Native American, Lakota, and Wisconsin Indians. Some settlers came from Europe and other parts of the world, but most of the original immigrants came from the four corners of North America. These were the fur traders, who brought with them horse and cattle. With the spread of farms across the continent, crops were also brought, mostly in the form of corn. By the middle of the last century, the United States of America was an industrial, manufacturing, and agricultural nation.
North America is one of the few areas of the world that has not yet been settled by large European or Asian countries. Because of this, the continent has remained largely untouched by the disease and other maladies brought by these new peoples. Disease has stayed away and so has the war. This has made the continent a haven for wildlife, allowing a variety of different species to develop and flourish here.