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  4. North America


In terms of recorded world history, North America seems relatively young. The indigenous people, however, have been caring for this land for millennia with a great connection to and understanding of nature. Traditions, architecture, and nature provide valuable evidence of this history, of our roots, of our connection to each other.

The geographical continent includes the North (Canada, United States, Mexico); the isthmus of Central America that connects to South America; the West Indies, situated between the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea; Greenland—the autonomous Danish territory that has been associated with Europe for over a millennium—a massive island between the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans.

Nations and Regions of North America


13 provinces, British Commonwealth member

United States

50 states + District of Columbia + Territories: Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and 9 minor islands


32 states

Central America

Continental isthmus of 7 countries between the North and South America

West Indies

Caribbean—Greater and Lesser Antilles + Lacuyan archipelago + Bermuda


An autonomous territory of Denmark

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The Regions + Countries