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North America

North America
Area24,709,000 km2 (9,540,000 sq mi)
Population528,720,588 (2008, 4th)
Density22.9/km2 (59.3/sq mi)
DemonymNorth American, American
List CountriesList of North American countries
Dependenciessee List of North American countries
LanguagesSpanish, English, French, Dutch and many others
TimeUTC-10 to UTC
CitiesList of cities

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North America ( or Norteamérica; ; ; ; ) is a continent wholly within the northern hemisphere, but extending over both the western and eastern hemispheres. It is also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by South America, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.

North America covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,540,000 square miles), about 4.8% of the planet's surface or about 16.5% of its land area. As of July 2008, its population was estimated at nearly 529 million people. It is the third-largest continent in area, following Asia and Africa, and the fourth in population after Asia, Africa, and Europe.

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