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The Americas consists of two continents, North America and South America, which together stretch from the North Pole to the edge of Antarctica. The USA is the powerhouse of the region, which is split between the developed and developing world, and the two main languages that are spoken are English and Spanish.


The Americas are bordered by the Atlantic on the east coast and the Pacific on the west coast. North America is further west than South America, and together the whole region spans seven timezones. It stretches from the arctic north of Canada down to Tierra del Fuego in Argentina, the lowest point in the world before Antarctica begins.

Largest Country - Canada (3,855,100 square miles)
Most Populous Country - USA (311,430,000)

Top 3 Cities

Sao Paolo, Brazil: 11,244,369
Mexico City, Mexico: 8,873,017
New York, USA: 8,175,133

Countries in Asia

11.Costa Rica
14.Dominican Rep
16.El Salvador

28.Saint Kitts and Nevis
29.Saint Lucia
30.Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
32.Trinidad and Tobago
33.United States

Top 5 Tourist Sites

1. The Grand Canyon, USA

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the most spectacular places to visit in the USA. It is 277 miles long and 18 miles wide in places, with depths of up to a mile. It was formed by the Colorado River over millions of years, and it is now one of the natural wonders of the world.

2. Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina

Iguazu Falls sits on the border between Brazil and Argentina and is one of the must-see natural sights in South America. It is composed of 275 separate falls, and is often described as the most beautiful waterfall in the world. Try to see it from both sides as they both have something to offer.

3. Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is one of the most recognisable historical sites in the world. This ancient Inca settlement in Peru dates back to the 15th century, and is built 2,430 metres above sea level. You can trek to the top if you’ve got the stamina, or take the train if you don’t feel like making all that effort. It was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

4. Tierra del Fuego, Argentina/Chile

If you want to head to the far edge of the world then Tierra del Fuego is the place to go. This archipelago is split between Chile and Argentina, and was visited by Robert FitzRoy and Darwin in The Beagle in the 19th century. As well as admiring the beautiful, empty countryside, take a trip to Ushuaia in Argentina, the southernmost city in the world.

5. The Nazca Lines, Peru

Dating back to between 400 and 600 AD, the Nazca Lines comprise a number of huge drawings of various animals. It is not really known why they were created, and they were only discovered as recently as the 1930s. Theories still abound about the lines being runways for aliens, and some suggest that they could only have been created with the a knowledge of flight. Decide for yourself by taking a trip up on a plane to see them from the only place they can be fully appreciated: the air.

One Thing You Didn’t Know About The Americas

The Amazon River has a greater volume of water than the following eight largest rivers on the planet.

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