Administrative unit

North America

Continent

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Preferred Name:
NORTH AMERICA
Unit Type:
Continent
Date created:
 
Date abolished:
 
Unit ID:
10618472
Authorities:
Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)

Notes:

Continent, Western Hemisphere. The third-largest continent on earth, it lies mostly between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer. It is almost completely surrounded by bodies of water, including the Pacific Ocean, the Bering Strait, the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico (Encyclopædia Britannica).

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
NORTH AMERICA Preferred English     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)
AMEERIKA PÕHJAOSA Preferred Estonian     Aare Vesi, Estonian - English - Estonian Dictionary
NORDAMERIKA Preferred Swedish     Institute for Language and Folklore, Språkrådet Swedish-English Dictionary

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
WORLD Gazetteer root record     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)

Boundary changes

We know of no boundary changes affecting this unit.

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ANGUILLA Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ARUBA Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BAHAMAS Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BARBADOS Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BELIZE Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BERMUDA Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BONAIRE Dep Country     Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Caribbean Parts of the Kingdom
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
CANADA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
CAYMAN ISLANDS Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
CLIPPERTON ISLAND Dep Country     CIA, The World Factbook
COSTA RICA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
CUBA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
CURACAO Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
DOMINICA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
EL SALVADOR Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
GRENADA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
GUADELOUPE Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
GUATEMALA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
HAITI Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
HONDURAS Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
JAMAICA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MARTINIQUE Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MEXICO Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MONTSERRAT Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
NAVASSA ISLAND Dep Country     U.S. Government Office of Island Administration, U.S. Territories under U.S. Fish and Wildlife Jurisdiction or Shared with Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System (JACADS)
NICARAGUA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
PANAMA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
PUERTO RICO Dep Country     CIA, The World Factbook
SABA Dep Country     Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Caribbean Parts of the Kingdom
SAINT BARTHELEMY Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SAINT MARTIN FRENCH PART Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ST EUSTATIUS Dep Country     Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Caribbean Parts of the Kingdom
ST KITTS AND NEVIS Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ST LUCIA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ST MAARTEN Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
UNITED STATES Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
U S VIRGIN ISLANDS Dep Country     CIA, The World Factbook
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, North America through time | Census tables with data for the Continent, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10618472

Date accessed: 28th March 2020