|Area||21,780,142 km2 (8,409,360 sq mi)|
(PPP, 2013 est.)
|Major languages||English, French, Spanish, Danish, Greenlandic, and various recognized regional languages|
|Timezone||UTC (Danmarkshavn, Greenland) to
UTC -10:00 (west Aleutians)
|Largest urban agglomerations|
Northern America is the northernmost subcontinent of North America. Lying directly north of the region of Middle America (Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America), Northern America's land border with the remainder of North America coincides with the Mexico–United States border. Geopolitically, according to the scheme of geographic regions and subregions, Northern America consists of Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, and the United States of America.
Maps using the term Northern America date back to 1755, when the region was occupied by France, Great Britain, and Spain. The Solemn Act of the Declaration of Independence of Northern America in 1813 applied to Mexico. Today, Northern America includes the Canada–US dyad, developed countries that exhibit very high Human Development Indexes and intense economic integration while sharing many socioeconomic characteristics.
Countries and dependent territories
|Country or territory||Area
|Saint Pierre and Miquelon||242||6,305||25||Saint-Pierre|
|United States||9,826,675||322,179,605||32.7||Washington, D.C.|
% of Northern America
% of Northern America
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- Central America
- Middle America
- Americas (terminology)
- The Nine Nations of North America
- Gonzalez, Joseph. 2004. "Northern America: Land of Opportunity" (ch. 6). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Geography. (ISBN 1592571883) New York: Alpha Books; pp. 57-8
- Definition of major areas and regions, from World Migrant Stock: The 2005 Revision Population Database, United Nations Population Division. Accessed on line October 3, 2007.
- Composition of macro geographical (continental) regions, geographical sub-regions, and selected economic and other groupings, UN Statistics Division. Accessed on line October 3, 2007. (French)
- Bellin, Jacques-Nicolas. 1755. Carte de l'Amerique septentrionale (Map of Northern America). Item NMC 21057: Library and Archives Canada.
- Torrey, Barbara Boyle & Eberstadt, Nicholas. 2005 (Aug./Sep.). "The Northern America Fertility Divide." Hoover Institution Policy Review. No. 132.
- Unless otherwise noted, land area figures are taken from "Demographic Yearbook—Table 3: Population by sex, rate of population increase, surface area and density" (PDF). United Nations Statistics Division. 2008. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
- "World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision". ESA.UN.org (custom data acquired via website). United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
- Includes the U.S. state of Hawaii, which is distant from the North American landmass in the Pacific Ocean and therefore more commonly associated with the other territories of Oceania.