If you are looking for interesting facts about the Northern Hemisphere, and especially, the third-largest continent, look no further – we have fun facts about North America coloring pages!
From the most populous city to what is the total land area, there’s so much to learn about this vast continent. These printables double as coloring pages, so make sure to grab your favorite coloring pencils to color them as you learn each fact.
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10 North America Facts For Kids
- North America is the third largest continent in the world, covering an area of about 9.54 million square miles or 24.71 million square kilometers.
- Amerigo Vespucci was an Italilan explorer and cartographer who played a key role in the discovery of the New World and after whom America is named.
- The continent is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and South America to the south.
- The Rocky Mountains, located in western North America, stretch from Alaska in the north to New Mexico in the south.
- The Great Lakes, located in the northeastern part of the United States and the southeastern part of Canada, are the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world by total area.
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- Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico, as well as the most populated city in North America, with a population of over 21 million people.
- The Appalachian Mountains are a range that runs from Newfoundland in Canada to Alabama in the United States and are some of the oldest mountains in the world.
- The United States of America is the second largest country in North America, after Canada, with an area of approximately 3.8 million square miles or 9.8 million square kilometers.
- Native Americans are the indigenous people of North America, with a rich history and culture that dates back thousands of years.
- The Grand Canyon, located in northern Arizona, is a massive gorge carved by the Colorado River and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
- North America can be divided into five physical regions: the mountainous west, the Great Plains, the Canadian Shield, the varied eastern region, and the Caribbean islands.
- Death Valley in California, USA, is the lowest point in North America, reaching a depth of 282 feet below sea level.
- Mount McKinley, also known as Denali, is the highest peak in North America, located in Alaska, USA, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet. For reference, Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is 29,032 feet tall.
- The Mississippi River is the longest river in North America, flowing approximately 2,320 miles from its source in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.
- Studies estimate that 850,000 to 900,000 black bears currently live on the North American continent.
- North America observes 11 time zones.
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