Talk:North America

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for North America:
  1. Source/clarify references to Mexico.
  2. Add:
    • culture
    • people
  3. Source everything (i.e., citations for all information).

Jamaica and trinidad and tobago do not have populations of over 10 million people...

Add a part for flora and fauna

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Do we prefer miles or kilos here?[edit]

I started wondering this when I was trying to unify our measurement system. Before I got to it, the page was using both SI (non-SI) and non-SI (SI) formats for our lengths and areas. I went ahead and made them all kilometres (miles), and was wondering if anybody had any objections to this. I have no preference, and it's not a problem for me to change it to the other direction.

Anybody strongly feel we should use US units as the primary system of measurement with the others in parentheses, or that we should keep it as is?

I'm going to see if I can help out with those Spanish citations, by the way.

meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 01:00, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

From what I've seen, the system which is used by locals is used. About 60 percent of the areas population is in the USA, so the non-SI units are used by majority. However, it is only one country, and there are 22 other countries and 22 dependent territories which use the SI/metric system. So, I don't know how this is supposed to be. 82.141.67.208 (talk) 22:22, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
The usual practice is to use whatever variety of English is most appropriate to the article, and failing that to never change an article from one variety of English to another without a compelling reason (thus we keep both Orange (colour) and Silver (color) where they are, since neither mandate a particular dialect of English). The earliest version of this article used SI units [1], so I think it's probably best to keep it like that. I'd suggest it should ultimately use a consistent variety of English, which might be American English; but I see no reason to prefer one North American English over another. The article might reasonably be rendered in Canadian or Jamaican English, for instance, but this kind of thing gets peoples' nationalism up a lot, eh? WilyD 13:55, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
See also WP:NATIONAL. WilyD 13:56, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Symbol declined.svg Closed  I'm going to side with SI units, then meteor_sandwich_yum (talk) 02:28, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 May 2014[edit]

On the map in the top right corner, Greenland is marked as a part of North America.

Greenland is a part of Denmark. 212.93.55.37 (talk) 13:33, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done This would require a change to File:Location North America.svg (see File talk:Location North America.svg), but although the Greenland article says "Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark," it also says it is "physiographically a part of the continent of North America". – Wbm1058 (talk) 13:59, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

The biggest cities is missing the San Francisco Bay Area[edit]

Like New York, the SF Bay Area is a combination of many areas; San Francisco: Manhattan, Oakland: Brooklyn, etc. We're real over here on the west coast!

And this is our population: 7 Mil. http://www.bayareacensus.ca.gov/bayarea.htm — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.5.120.18 (talk) 16:56, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

  • FYI. New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island) are boroughs, not cities They're all under the Mayor of New York City. Boston would also be a lot larger if you counted up all the surrounding cities (with their own Mayors). The link you quote is that covered by a single mayor? CaribDigita (talk) 19:53, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

The list is a list of "Metropolitan Areas," a metropolitan area is not limited by the number of governors, but by it's nature as a single stretch of people. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/metropolitan+area Because the Bay Area identifies as 7 counties and many cities, we are still one metro area. Looking at Los Angeles, the city only has a population of 3.8 mil, and the number of the rest of the metropolitan area adds up to 12.8 mil. There are over 100 cities included in this article's definition of Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. If you looked at the population of San Francisco and ruled out the area as a whole, you're only looking at the very tip of a peninsula.

Clipperton Island[edit]

is not in the Carribean! 206.177.43.70 (talk) 03:08, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Fair point, since it is off the Pacific coast of Mexico, should it go in the North America or Central America section? Mediatech492 (talk) 16:46, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

I agree it should be in north America as it is in the same general area as other islands of Mexico. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.170.134.60 (talk) 19:41, 19 September 2014 (UTC)