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North America

North America is the third largest continent on earth in terms of area. It was named in 1507 after the Italian navigator and explorer Amerigo Vespuzzi. All climate zones are represented in North America: From the polar zone in northern Canada to the tropical zone in Florida. This is not the case on any other continent on earth. The highest mountain in North America is Denali, formerly Mount McKinley, in Alaska. It is almost 6200 meters high. The lowest point on the continent, on the other hand, is in Death Valley, California. The Badwater depression is 85 meters below sea level and is home to a salt water pond.

List of countries in North America

On this page we present you all countries in North America. Click on a country in the map to go directly to the travel guide.

Übersicht der Länder in Nordamerika
01

United States of America

331.4 million inhabitants
United States of America
The USA is a country in North America.
02

Mexico

124.8 million inhabitants
Mexico
Mexico is a country in North America.
03

Canada

37.9 million inhabitants
Canada
Canada is a country in North America.
04

Guatemala

17.3 million inhabitants
Guatemala
Guatemala is a country in Central America.
05

Cuba

11.5 million inhabitants
Cuba
Cuba is an island nation in the Caribbean.
06

Haiti

11.0 million inhabitants
Haiti
Haiti is an island nation in the Caribbean.
07

Dominican Republic

10.4 million inhabitants
Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is an island nation in the Caribbean.
08

Honduras

9.3 million inhabitants
Honduras
Honduras is a country in Central America.
09

El Salvador

6.4 million inhabitants
El Salvador
El Salvador is a country in Central America.
10

Nicaragua

6.2 million inhabitants
Nicaragua
Nicaragua is a country in Central America.
11

Costa Rica

4.9 million inhabitants
Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a country in Central America.
12

Panama

4.1 million inhabitants
Panama
Panama is a country in Central America.
13

Puerto Rico

3.3 million inhabitants
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a foreign territory of the United States.
14

Jamaica

2.9 million inhabitants
Jamaica
Jamaica is an island nation in the Caribbean.
15

Trinidad and Tobago

1.4 million inhabitants
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago is an island nation in the Caribbean.
16

Bahamas

0.4 million inhabitants
Bahamas
This is a tropical anchorage in the sea. An island for dreaming and a refuge where imagination is given wings. As the days grow shorter and cooler in Central Europe, the islands of the Bahamas shine like twinkling stars in the sky of wanderlust. Sea, sand and wonderful idleness - ...
17

Guadeloupe

0.4 million inhabitants
Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe is a French overseas department consisting of the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and several smaller islands.
18

Belize

0.4 million inhabitants
Belize
Belize, the state in the southeast of the Yucatán Peninsula, on the border with Mexico and Guatemala, is two things: rich in history and yet young. The country only became independent in 1981 and is now considered a calm pole in a troubled region. It was the tense relationship with ...
19

Martinique

0.4 million inhabitants
Martinique
Martinique is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a French overseas department....
20

Barbados

0.3 million inhabitants
Barbados
Barbados is the easternmost link in the chain of the Lesser Antilles. The island had long ago earned the appellation of "Little England", as it professed allegiance to the Commonwealth and accepted the British crown. But on November 30, 2021, that era was a piece of history, as Barbados bid farewell to ...
21

Saint Lucia

0.2 million inhabitants
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia is an island nation in the Caribbean.
22

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

0.1 million inhabitants
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation in the Caribbean.
23

Grenada

0.1 million inhabitants
Grenada
Grenada is an island nation in the Caribbean.
24

United States Virgin Islands

0.1 million inhabitants
United States Virgin Islands
The American Virgin Islands are a Caribbean enclave of the United States. And this already for more than a hundred years. In addition to the three main islands of St. John, St. Croix and St. Thomas, the archipelago includes another fifty mini-islands. The gorgeous white beaches are among the best ...
25

Antigua and Barbuda

0.1 million inhabitants
Antigua and Barbuda
The houses in the harbour of Saint John's, the capital of the Caribbean state of Antigua and Barbuda, are brightly painted. Those who love the light-hearted gaiety of the Cuban carnival will get their money's worth on these islands in summer. Because traditionally, the carnival is celebrated here for ten ...
26

Dominica

73,900 inhabitants
Dominica
Dominica is an island nation in the eastern Caribbean.
27

Bermuda

65,000 inhabitants
Bermuda
Bermuda is a group of islands in the western Atlantic Ocean. The shorts, which end just above the knee, became popular there. Originally, it was the members of the Royal Navi who found this garment suitable in tropical regions. Bermuda still professes to be a Commonwealth and consists of three ...
28

Cayman Islands

58,400 inhabitants
Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands is a group of islands in the Caribbean.
29

Greenland

56,100 inhabitants
Greenland
Greenland is a self-governing part of the Kingdom of Denmark.
30

Saint Kitts and Nevis

55,300 inhabitants
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis is an island nation in the Caribbean.
31

Turks and Caicos Islands

44,500 inhabitants
Turks and Caicos Islands
The Turks and Caicos Islands are autonomous archipelagos in the Caribbean and British overseas territory.
32

British Virgin Islands

37,900 inhabitants
British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands are a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea and a British Overseas Territory.
33

Sint Maarten

37,100 inhabitants
Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten is a country in the southern part of the Caribbean island of St. Martin, which belongs to the Netherlands.
34

Saint Martin

35,700 inhabitants
Saint Martin
Saint-Martin is a French overseas territory on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.
35

Caribbean Netherlands

25,000 inhabitants
Caribbean Netherlands
The Caribbean Netherlands is located in the Caribbean Sea and consists of the three islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba...
36

Anguilla

14,700 inhabitants
Anguilla
Those who have enjoyed the beaches of Anguilla, rave for a lifetime about the snow-white sand that feels like powdered sugar there. This is one of the islands "above the wind" of the Lesser Antilles. It was named by none other than Christopher Columbus, as "Anguilla" stands for "eel." Anguilla ...
37

Saint Barthélemy

10,100 inhabitants
Saint Barthélemy
Saint-Barthélemy is an island in the Lesser Antilles that belongs to France.
38

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

6,100 inhabitants
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is a French overseas territory off the coast of Canada.
39

Montserrat

4,600 inhabitants
Montserrat
Montserrat is an island in the Caribbean and a British Overseas Territory.