North America is an extremely large continent, lying between the Arctic and Central Pacific Oceans. It is the largest continent in the whole world by surface area and borders the oceans of South America, Ocean Asia, the Arctic Oceans, and South Africa. It is also the second largest land mass in the whole world, after the Gobi Desert. North America is the most southern continent, lying between the extreme edges of the African and American continents.
North America’s geography is defined by long, wide, shallow channels dividing it into twelve eastern and western coastlines. These channels are called latitudinal band, which help to determine the latitudinal climate and the geographic location. The most southerly latitudinal border is along the forty-eighth parallel and the most easterly at the ninety-ninth parallel. North America experiences cold arctic winters and humid tropical summers, with the exception of a few areas that experience hot, continental weather.
North America has three main geographical regions: the United States, Canada and Mexico. It also has many islands and possessions. There are many rivers, canals and inland waterways in the northern part of the continent. The most important inland waterway is the Mississippi River, which serves as a border between the southern United States and northern Mexico.
The coastal areas of North America consist mainly of the eastern seaboard, the Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The most important sea port in the north is San Diego, California. The Pacific Ocean is the country’s largest inland waterway. All of Canada’s territorial waters, which include the Pacific Ocean and its bordered portions on the east and west coasts, and the Eastern Seaboard (which include British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick) are also part of this country. Alaska, all of Washington State, and the Pacific Ocean are considered part of the Alaskan continent. The vast majority of the remaining land borders the ocean or the Pacific Ocean.
The most recently discovered continent is Oceania. It is believed to be an extinct continent because it was discovered in 2021. The other continents that are known to be distant lands of water are Zealandia and the South American continent.
North America is the home of some of the most diverse landmasses in the world. It is home to very unique wildlife and plant species. The variety of habitats found here makes it one of the most biodiverse locations on the globe. Some of the plants and animals that can be found in this continent include elk, wolves, coyotes, bears, salmon, ducks, deer, foxes, moose, porpoises, sharks, birds, frogs, spiders, lizards, insects and even insects that are not commonly found anywhere else in the world. It is also believed that there may be undiscovered species of sharks living in the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico and in the Pacific Ocean.