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Geography Statistics of North America

  • Continent Size: 24,474,000 sq km, 9,449,460 sq miles
    It's the third-largest continent in area, following Asia and Africa.
  • Percent of Earth's Land: 16.5%
  • Highest Point: Mt McKinley in Alaska, 20,322ft (6,194m) (see map)
  • Lowest Point: Death Valley in California, -282 ft (-86m) below sea level.
  • Geographic Center: The United States Geographical Survey states that the geographic center of North America is "6 miles west of Balta, Pierce County, North Dakota" at approximately 48° 10´ N 100° 10´ W. (see map)
  • Horizontal Width: From San Francisco, California, east to New York City, NY: 2,582 miles (4,156 km) (see map)
  • Vertical Length: From Barrow, Alaska, directly southeast to Panama City, Panama: 5,347 miles (8,605 km) (see map)

Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements and will vary some using other map projections.

Largest North American Countries: (by land area)

  • Canada: 9,984,670 sq km
  • United States: 9,826,630 sq km
  • Mexico: 1,923,040 sq km
  • Nicaragua: 120,254 sq km
  • Honduras: 112,090 sq km
  • Cuba: 110,860 sq km
  • Guatemala: 108,890 sq km
  • Panama: 78,200 sq km
  • Costa Rica: 51,100 sq km
  • Dominican Republic: 48,730 sq km

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