Continent occupying the northern part of the Western Hemisphere

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea.

  • America, Central - Isthmus joining North and South America
  • Canada - Territory in northern North America, ruled since 1982 by the Monarchy of Canada
  • Mexico - Territory in south central North America, ruled since 1917 by the Estados Unidos Mexicanos
  • United States - Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "North America" as of 25 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.