North America

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January 18, 2022

The North American continent (North American continent), commonly known as the North American continent, is the part of the North and South America continent that is north of the Isthmus of Panama. It used to be a continent that existed separately from the continent of South America, which was separated from the continent of Laurasia and separated from the continent of Gondwana. The area is about 24 million square kilometers.

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The United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama are located. It can be said that it occupies most of the North American region in a broad sense both geographically and practically. Compared to the United States, which is the largest country in the Caribbean region and has the highest gross domestic product in North America, the population is about 1/26, the area is about 1/87, and the area is about 1/87. The gross domestic product of the United States is about 169 times that of Puerto Rico, which is the largest in the Caribbean region. In addition, while the term North America may be used to distinguish south of Mexico as Central America, the term "North America" ​​does not have such a usage. Indigenous peoples were mainly Mongoloids before the Age of Discovery, but since the discovery of the continent by Christopher Columbus, Europeans reached the North American continent, and due to the fighting with them and the pathogens brought in, the indigenous peoples The population has declined dramatically. Today, people of a wide variety of races, including Caucasian races and Negroids, live in it.

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