North America is the world’s third-largest continent with a total area of 9,358,340 sq miles (24,238,000 sq km), including Greenland and the Caribbean islands. North America lies completely within the Northern Hemisphere.
Area: 9,358,340 sq miles (24,238,000 sq km).
Highest point: Mount McKinley (Denali), USA 20,332 ft (6194 m).
Lowest Point: Death Valley, USA -282 ft (-86 m) below sea level.
Longest river: Mississippi-Missouri, USA 3710 miles (5969 km).
Largest lake: Lake Superior, Canada/USA 31,151 sq miles (83,270 sq km).
Largest island: Greenland 849,400 sq miles (2,200,000 sq km).
Highest recorded temperature: Death Valley, USA 135°F (57°C).
Lowest recorded temperature: Northice, Greenland -87°F (-66°C).
Wettest Place: Vancouver, Canada 183 in (4645 mm).
Driest Place: Death Valley, USA 2 in (50 mm).
Population: approximately 579,490,000 people.
The number of countries: 23.
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