Learn all about North America in this continents for kids overview! Here are some fantastic Geography lessons of North America for Kids! We show you how we learned about North America and what we learned about that wonderful continent. Make sure to get these printable fact cards because they will make their learning so much easier!
North America Facts and Information
North America is the world’s third largest continent. North America has a surface area of around 9 million miles and takes up 16 percent of the world’s land mass.
The population of North America is less than many other populated continents, at just around 529 million people. Asia, Africa, and Europe all have higher population numbers than North America.
North America has 23 countries, but Canada, Mexico, and the United States are the most well-known countries.
North America for Kids
To the north, North America is bordered by the Arctic Ocean. To the east, the Atlantic Ocean is found. The Pacific ocean borders North America’s west and south sides, and to the south of North America Central and South America are found.
Central America and the Caribbean are usually included as part of North America, although sometimes they are separated in geography textbooks. Pre 1600s, North America was home to indigenous peoples including Native Americans and Aztecs.
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After 1600, North America was quickly taken over by European civilizations. It is now home to some of the most varied genetic structures in the entire world. North America is one of the only continents to have every biome in the world.
North America contains deserts, temperate bioms, forest biomes, grassland bioms, and taiga biomes.
Geography Lessons and Facts
Area: 9,540,198 square miles
Biomes: desert, temperate forest, taiga, grasslands
Mexico City, Mexico
New York City, USA
Los Angeles, USA
Bordering Bodies of Water:
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Saint Pierre and Miquelon
We think of North America as only having 3 main languages, but there are actually 100s of languages spoken in the continent. Some of the most known are: English, Spanish, French, German, Aleut, Cherokee and Sioux.
Interesting North America Facts
Exports: Oil, pharmaceuticals, cars, household goods, computer parts, aircraft, plastics, fertilizer, chemicals, aluminum
Animals: Snakes, porcupine, caribou, black bears, deer, moose, armadillo, beaver, bison, mountain lion, raccoon, eagle, alligator.
- North America contains the largest freshwater lake in the world (Lake Superior).
- Home to the 3rd largest river in the world (Mississippi) and the shortest (The Roe).
- North America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, credited as the first European to discover the continent.
- North America has 966 species of mammals, which is one of the highest in the world.
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