Although Columbus is given much credit as having discovered America, there were plenty of people already living in North America prior to the Europeans having arrived. This included many Native American tribes and the Aztec civilization in what is now Mexico. In the 1600's the Europeans quickly colonized and took over much of North America. The largest country in North America, the United States, was formed in the late 1700's and became a "melting pot" of people and cultures from around the world.
Countries of North AmericaLearn more about the countries from the continent of North America. Get all sorts of information on each North American country including a map, a picture of the flag, population, and much more. Select the country below for more information:
Coloring Map of North AmericaColor in this map to learn the countries of North America.
Fun Facts about North America:The city with the largest population in North America is Mexico City, Mexico. The most populous country is the United States. (2010 census)
The longest river in North America is the Mississippi River.
Lake Superior is the largest fresh water lake in the world. It is located on the border between the United States and Canada.
The country of Greenland is the biggest island on the planet.
The North American and South American continents are thought to have been named after Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
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