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The North American continent is located in the Northern Hemisphere.  North America adjoins the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Arctic Ocean on the north, and South America on the south.  The total land area of North America (including the Hawaiian islands) is 9,529,076 square miles.  Its highest point is Alaska's Mount McKinley, which rises to 20,320 feet above sea level.  Its lowest point, measuring 282 feet below sea level, is located in California's Death Valley.  Its most easterly point is Nordostrundingen, Greenland; its most westerly point is Attu Island, Alaska, USA; its most northerly point is Kap Morris Jesup, Greenland; its most southerly point is Punta Mariato, Panama.

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The Mississippi and Missouri river runs through the United States for about 3,741 miles.  Lake Superior, the largest lake in North America at 31,820 square miles, lies partly in Canada and partly in the USA.  The Coastal Range and the Rocky Mountains run down the west coast of North America from Alaska in the north to Central America in the south.  The fairly level Canadian Shield and the Great Plains make up much of the central interior, while the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic coastal plain are found in the eastern part of North America.

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North America includes Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, and the nations of Central America, as well as Greenland and the Caribbean islands.  Mexico City is the largest North American city; New York is the largest city in the United States; Toronto is the largest city in Canada.  Holt, Rinehart and Winston features printable maps of North America as well as maps and basic demographic information about North America's countries and regions.  For maps and travel information about Canada and Mexico, please visit Canada Map and Mexico Map.  For detailed road maps and topo maps of the United States, please see United States Map.  For maps and information about each state in the USA, visit the United States Atlas.

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