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Traveling to North America?
North America is a continent that has about 24 million square km,15 square miles (approximately 17% of the land surface of the earth), and an estimated 565 million inhabitants. It consists almost entirely of Canada, the US and Mexico. The dependent territories of Greenland, Bermuda, St. Pierre and Miquelón complete the political division of North America.
Despite the fact that only a few countries comprise the continent, there is a great geographical diversity. With Arctic tundra to the North and humid rainforests to the South, through a variety of forests, deserts, plains, and mangroves.
The United States, extending to Polynesian Islands, the Caribbean and the Arctic, is one of the most preferred destinations by tourists from around the world; who are captivated by the vibrant energy of cities like New York, Miami or Los Angeles. Visitors are also drawn to its unique natural scenery, such as the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park, The Everglades, and the fabulous beaches of California, Florida or Hawaii.
Canada is also known for its incredible geography, consisting of meadows, rugged mountains and islands of the Arctic. A country that, aside from the French influence that you can find in cities like Quebec, has become highly cosmopolitan and multicultural.
Mexico is a country that combines ancient Native American traditions with Spanish culture. A mix of Aztec ruins, colonial buildings and cosmopolitan life. With world-renowned beaches like Cancún and Playa del Carmen, and pre-Columbian archaeological sites of great historical value as Tulum, Chichen Itza and Coba.
Regarding the number of inhabitants, the United States ranks first, followed by Mexico. The five most populated cities in North America are Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronoto. The most common language found on the subcontinent is English, followed by Spanish and French.
North America receives around 140 million tourists annually; The United States, receiving 85 million tourists a year, is the second most visited country in the world, after France.