Occupying the northern part of the large supercontinent known as Americas or New World, North America is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean from the north and by the Atlantic Ocean from the east, by the Pacific Ocean from the west and south. It has an overland border with South America continent, which runs along the state boundary between Panama and Colombia.

In total, in North America, there are 23 officially recognized independent states. The largest of them is Canada, followed by also rather big the United States. These two giants together occupy more than 79% of the whole continent area. The smallest country in this part of the world is Saint Kitts and Nevis, it is only two small islands in the Caribbean.

Among the most visited North American countries the number one is the USA, where New York City is considered the most attractive landmark for travelers, further followed by Mexico and Canada.The always up-to-date list of countries of North America in alphabetical order

  • A
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • B
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • C
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • D
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • E
  • El Salvador
  • G
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • H
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • J
  • Jamaica
  • M
  • Mexico
  • N
  • Nicaragua
  • P
  • Panama
  • S
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • T
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • U
  • United States of America (USA)

List of dependent territories of North America in alphabetical order

  • A
  • Anguilla (UK)
  • Aruba (Netherlands)
  • B
  • Bermuda (UK)
  • Bonaire (Netherlands)
  • British Virgin Islands (UK)
  • C
  • Cayman Islands (UK)
  • Clipperton Island (France)
  • Curacao (Netherlands)
  • G
  • Greenland (Denmark)
  • Guadeloupe (France)
  • M
  • Martinique (France)
  • Montserrat (UK)
  • N
  • Navassa Island (USA)
  • P
  • Puerto Rico (USA)
  • S
  • Saba (Netherlands)
  • Saint Barthelemy (France)
  • Saint Martin (France)
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)
  • Sint Eustatius (Netherlands)
  • Sint Maarten (Netherlands)
  • T
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)
  • U
  • US Virgin Islands (USA)
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