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We are happy to introduce a new topic under the category Geography – North America. The
continent unique in many ways has trivia quiz games potential in abundance. You’ve got the
heads up to take the quiz, before that here’s a little more about North America.

North America is the third largest continent in the World. With a population of 460 million and
an area cover of 24,346,000 km² (9,400,000 mi²) it is the northernmost of the two continents in
the western hemisphere. Only Asia and Africa are larger in area.

It has seas covering its all four sides – Pacific Ocean on the west; the Atlantic Ocean on the east;
the Caribbean Sea, Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and South America on the south; and the Arctic
Ocean on the north.

North America has a wide variety of landforms – there are three lowland regions (the Coastal
Plain, the Canadian Shield, and the Interior Plains) and three highland regions (the Appalachian
Highlands, the North American Cordillera, and the Antillean System).

The northern part of continent is sparsely populated and the only major country in the area is
Canada. The north western region is covered by Alaska; the largest state in the U.S. the central
and southern regions are covered by the United States of America, Mexico and small islands
including the Caribbean Islands.

Two of the longest rivers in the World flow across the continent – Mississippi and Mackenzie.
Ohio and Missouri, tributaries of Mississippi are major rivers themselves. In spite of being small,
eight of the greatest lakes in the World are present in the region; add three Canadian lakes —
Great Bear, Great Slave, and Winnipeg to that and you’ve got great fresh water coverage across
the continent.

The wide spread area of the Continent leads to extreme variations in climate. The climate can
range from polar to tropical, from dry to extremely rainy. Other than the wide area, latitude,
elevation, effects of large number of water bodies and ocean currents are the cause of extremes
in climate.

Now that you’ve got the bird’s eye view of the Geography of North America, it’s time to set the
cash registers ringing in People View Trivia.

				
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Description: Pacific Ocean on the west; the Atlantic Ocean on the east; the Caribbean Sea, Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and South America on the south; and the Arctic Ocean on the north.