Category Archives: North America

North America is home to all the major biomes: Arctic tundra, coniferous forest, deciduous forest, desert, grasslands, mountains, and rainforests. There are 965 species of mammal in North America. Lake superior is the largest fresh water lake in the world. The country of Greenland is the biggest island on the planet. The longest river in North America is the Mississippi-Missouri River System. The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) forms one of the four largest trade blocs in the world. According to COUNTRYAAH, there are 24 countries in North America.
In tropical Central America, the temperatures in July hardly differ from those in January, that is, apart from the high altitudes, the average is over 20 ° C everywhere. To the north, however, the seasonal fluctuations are noticeable: In the north of Mexico, mean temperatures rise sharply in July compared to January. Sometimes they are above 25 ° C.

In North America, the year-round weather is shaped by the exchange of polar and tropical air masses. In particular, due to the north-south extension of the Rocky Mountains along the west coast, air currents are directed along the longitudinal circles, that is, in a meridional direction. This direct exchange of warm, humid air masses from the equator and cold air masses from the polar regions sometimes leads to extreme weather phenomena. Blizzards and Northers in North America result in extremely cold weather in January and winter, respectively. The ingress of cold air from the north is usually associated with high wind speeds and snowfalls. The blizzards often reach as far as Florida, the Northers’ sphere of influence even extends as far as central Mexico. These cold air advances are reflected not only in the rapid cooling of the inland but also in the temperature distribution in January. In the east of the Cordillera the temperature lines (isotherms) are partly strongly bulged to the south. Due to the coastal mountains in the west and east of the continent, the warming influence of the sea is limited to a narrow strip of coast.

Also in January, mean temperatures of over 20 ° C predominate in tropical Central America. It is only colder at high altitudes and in northern Mexico. For the complete list of nations in North America, please visit

Mexico Travel Facts

Based on map by DigoPaul, Mexico is located in North America, bordered by the United States to the north and Belize and Guatemala to the south. Ancient pyramids and places of worship, fantastically beautiful beaches, deserts and pine forests – Mexico has many exciting sides. However, when traveling across the country, travelers should always pay… Read More »

Mexican Cuisine

When we think of Mexican cuisine, tacos, quesadillas, tortillas and salsa come to mind first of all. Many consider Mexican cuisine to be spicy and oily, not for those with a tender stomach. But not only spicy dishes are popular in Mexico. Mexican cuisine is very diverse and has a rich history. According to allcountrylist,… Read More »

History of United States

According to historyaah, the first Americans – immigrants from northeast Asia appeared approx. 10-15 thousand years ago, having got to Alaska through the Bering Strait. Later, the southern and western parts of the continent began to be developed by immigrants from Polynesia. The first Europeans in the New World were the Spaniards. In October 1492,… Read More »

Cuba Travel Facts

Based on map by DigoPaul, Cuba is a country that has been attracting increasing numbers of visitors since the US eased its decades-long trade embargo. Chic vintage cars, beautiful landscapes, fantastic beaches and somehow a break from stress, time pressure and the rest of the world – that’s Cuba. Capital City Havanna Size 109.884 km²… Read More »

Canada Literature in English

Anglo-Canadian literature gave its first vital manifestations in travel books (Account of a journey from… the Hudson Bay to the Northwest, 1795, by S. Hearne ; Travels through Canada, 1807, by G. Heriot) and historical studies (Account of Nova Scotia, 1829, by TC Haliburton; History of Canada, 1887-98, by W. Kingsford). The poem was originally lyrical in… Read More »

Canada Ethnography

With the exception of the Eskimos of the northern coasts, except for the peoples already mentioned in the north-west of America, the isolated Kutenai, the Iroquois, who advance to the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, and the Assiniboin, the Dakota tribe, who have moved relatively recently on the territory of Canada, all the natives… Read More »

Canada Encyclopedia for Children

Canada One of the giants of the Earth The equivalent of half of the Italian population lives in a territory as large as Europe: this is Canada, a country extraordinarily rich in natural resources and the ability to exploit them, which has reached a high degree of development and well-being. The population – made up… Read More »

Canada Economic Development 1945

The economy of Canada is notable for the great momentum shown in almost all sectors in the last decade. As far as agriculture is concerned, the cultivated area, calculated at 24 million ha in 1945 (3% of the territorial surface) has risen to more than 40 million (over 4%). Half of the arable land is… Read More »

Canada Economic Conditions in 1971

Although industry is now the predominant branch of activity, agriculture retains a great importance in the Canadian economy; it contributes 9% to the net income produced and 12% to the value of exports (1971). It is estimated that forests occupy 48% of the land area, while less than 8% is used for agricultural activities; the… Read More »

Canada Demography and Economic Geography 2014

State of North America. The population exceeded the symbolic threshold of 35 million residents in 2014 (35,524,732, according to an estimate by UNDESA, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs ; they were 33,476,688 at the 2011 census) and continues to grow regularly thanks above all to the contribution of immigration, oriented towards the sectors that… Read More »

Canada Demographic Statistics 1951

Exploration. – The undertaking of the Canadian ship St. Rouch, who in 1944 completed the entire Northwest Passage in just 85 days (the passage in the opposite direction of the same ship carried out in 1942-43 had taken almost two years) closes for the Canada the period that can be called heroic of the great explorations. But the… Read More »

Canada Contemporary Literature

Hints of national literature, despite the diversity of languages, have only recently been found. Beyond the conflicts between the two nationalities, historical studies have been consolidated on an objective ground. Distinctly nationalist works have continued to be published, in both fields, albeit nourished by solid doctrine; but, while Casgrain’s monograph Montcalm et Lévis (1891) was still dominated… Read More »

Canada Colonization

The field of action in which Canada abandons the rigid criteria that direct it in matters of immigration (see above) is that of colonization. In promoting colonization, the Canadian government in no way encourages emigrants with promises of an easy life and rapid accumulation of wealth. The Dominion and the individual provinces only want their… Read More »

Canada Cinema and Literature in English

During the first fifteen years of the millennium, the reference figure in the Anglo-Canadian literature has remained Margaret Atwood (n. 1939), who with The year of the flood (2009; trans. It. The year of the flood, 2010) and MaddAddam (2013; it. The other beginning, 2014) completed the post-apocalyptic trilogy started in 2003 with Oryx and Crake (it. The last of men, 2003). But the… Read More »

Canada Cinema

Cinema in Canada makes its appearance at the end of the nineteenth century, with some documentaries on the natural beauties of the country shot by an amateur. The film industry does not have an easy development, especially from the point of view of the identity of a national culture debated between the French and English… Read More »

Canada Border and Explorations

The extreme limits reach the Arctic archipelago at N., which goes up to about 83 ° N. (71 ° 58 N., in Cape Murchison of the Boothia Felix Peninsula, if only the continental mass is considered), at S. l ‘Pointe Pelee island in Lake Erie (42 ° 8 ′ 47 ″), W 141 ° W,… Read More »

Canada Between 1867 and 1914

The further territorial, demographic, economic and political development of Canada from the constitution of the Dominion to the world war (1867-1914). – The Canadian Dominion was barely, it can be said, constituted, which already manifested its aspirations towards the neighboring English possessions, securing in 1869, for only one and a half million dollars, the immense territories of the North-West, hitherto… Read More »

Canada Anthropology

For most of Canada, the anthropological data that can be used directly or indirectly are very scarce. The entire inland region west of Hudson Bay as far as Alaska is roughly unknown from the point of view of anthropological morphology. We have more or less abundant data: 1. on the regions of the Arctic coast… Read More »

Canada Since 1993

The situation of Canada on the eve of the turn of the century was characterized by substantial political stability (the Liberal Party, LP, had been in government since 1993), a decisive economic recovery and an easing of tensions between separatists and federalists in the province (with a French-speaking majority) of Québec. Furthermore, the progressive recognition of… Read More »

Canada in the 1990s

The economic recession and the Québec issue were the testing ground for Canadian federal governments in the 1990s. The first, questioning the welfare state and the Canadian model of immigration society; the second radicalizes the opposition between the concept of citizenship and the concept of cultural belonging, to the point of prejudicing the very idea… Read More »

Canada in the 1960s

The political landscape of Canada opens in the 1960s under the sign of the serious economic crisis characterized by unemployment, balance of payments deficit and industrial recession: the country must also address the issue of civil rights and the problematic economic consequences deriving from the windy British accession to the EEC, making London an important… Read More »

Canada Commerce and Population

Commerce. – For the importance of foreign trade, Canada now occupies the second place among the English Dominions (after India); the relationship between import and export, which closed before the war in imbalance (average for the five-year period 1909-13: import 528.8; export 326.8), reversed after 1921, although the first a few years to rise (average… Read More »

Canada Economic Sectors

Even without having passed through the production cycles often typical of colonial economies, even Canada has suffered from the protracted condition of political subordination. For a few centuries (with the exception of the rural and commercial settlements of the eastern area) based on hunting fur animals and fishing, logging and mining (gold), the Canadian economy… Read More »

Canada Geopolitics

Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia and its border with the U know is the longest in the world (8891 km). The two countries are linked by solid bilateral relations, especially in the economic sphere. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), signed by Canada and the US in 1988 and extended… Read More »

Canada Flora and Fauna

Vegetation Flora. – A huge forest, consisting mainly of conifers, sporadically interspersed with swamps and lakes, bounded to the north by the tundra, to the south by the first offshoots of the prairie and the temperate broad-leaved forest, uniformly covers Canada, which deserves the name that it is commonly attributed to it as the land… Read More »

Canada Economy and Military

Agriculture and livestock. – The latest agricultural statistics give a cultivated area of ​​22-23 million hectares equal to 2.5% of the total area, excluding water. The largest areas are devoted to wheat, the cultivated area of ​​which rises from 40,246 sq km. in the period 1909-1913, to 96,820 in 1926-1930, to 103,137 in the years… Read More »

Canada Economic and Financial Policy in the 1990s

The economic policy implemented by the federal government in the 1990s, particularly since 1994, is characterized above all by the commitment to reduce the public deficit. This policy was successful and, in 1998, the federal budget was in surplus. Based on this, the government intends to make significant reductions in the public debt / GDP… Read More »

Canada Defense and Security

The Canadian Armed Forces are made up of 66,000 active-duty military personnel. The Canadian army is technologically advanced, also thanks to trade with the US. In 2008 the Canadian government approved the new twenty-year program for the modernization of the armed forces and the redefinition of the strategic concept (called ‘Canada First’), identifying the priorities… Read More »