North America is third largest continent in area, and with a population of 454,225,000, it is the fourth most populated. North America is named after the Italian explorer, Amerigo Vespucci, and is a combination of Greenland, Canada, the United States, Mexico, all the countries of Central America, and the island dependencies in the Caribbean. Since its beginnings, North America has been inhabited by people from many different backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultures. The countries of North America are all leaders in world politics, economy, and technology. North America has combined a rich history with a powerful present to ensure a promising future.
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