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Geography – North America

Posted on: December 15, 2015

North America 4

northamerica

Population: 528,720,588 (Source: 2010 United Nations)

Area: 24,708,999 square kms

Ranking: It is the third largest and the fourth most populous continent

Major Biomes: desert, temperate forest, taiga, grasslands

Major cities:

  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • New York City, USA
  • Los Angeles, USA
  • Chicago, USA
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Houston, USA
  • Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Philadelphia, USA
  • Guadalajara, Mexico

Bordering Bodies of Water: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico

Major Rivers and Lakes: Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Great Bear Lake, Great Slave Lake, Lake Erie, Lake Winnipeg, Mississippi River, Missouri River, Colorado River, Rio Grande, Yukon River

Major Geographical Features: Rocky Mountains, Sierra Madres, Appalachian Mountains, Coastal Range, Great Plains, Canadian Shield, Coastal Plain

You can also find a very nice Inforgraphic about North America from this site:

http://www.mapsofworld.com/infographics/fast-facts/infographic-of-north-america-fast-facts.html

Here is an informative video introducing the physical features of North America.

 

Map Coloring Activity: Color the countries in North America in the map provided below

north_america_map_coloring

Lastly, the map quiz game: http://online.seterra.net/en/vgp/3015

northamericamap

Another one is the North Americas: Lakes quiz game: http://online.seterra.net/en/cm/1006

northamericalakes

Source: http://www.ducksters.com/geography/northamerica.php

 

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