Welcome to our quiz on geography of North America.

North American Landmass

North America is the third-largest continent on the planet with a territory of almost 25 million square kilometers. 80% of this landmass is administered by Canada and the United States. Topography of the continent is very diverse with extensive plains, mighty rivers, immense lakes, woodlands, forests, plateaus, highlands and very high mountain ranges with expansive glaciers. North America's lowest point is Badwater Basin in western California at 86 meters below the sea level; its highest is the majestic Denali in Alaska reaching the elevation of 6 190 meters. The continent is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. It is separated from South America by the Darien Mountains and the Caribbean Sea.

North American Population

North America has a steadily increasing population, now approaching 600 million. While, its numerous indigenous communities still thrive maintaining their native languages and traditions, the economic and political power enjoyed by the continent has been built by immigrants arriving in large numbers from all over the world. The continent is a melting pot of world's cultures, best represented by the cosmopolitan megacities of the New York City and Toronto. The United States is by far the most populous state in North America, home to almost 350 million people. The median age in North America is reported at 38 years. Despite a low fertility rate across the continent, its population is expected to each one billion before end of the century because of very positive net migration .

North American Flora and Fauna

The immense territory of North America offers diverse ecosystems and supports numerous plant and animal species. Its mountains are covered by pine, fir, spruce and giant sequoias, while lowlands teem with beech, birch, oak and maple. Wild bison, musk ox, reindeer, moose and elk roam its plains with grey wolves, cougars and several species of bears managing their populations. Thousands of species of birds, small mammals and reptiles add to this great biodiversity.

Invitation to North America

We hope you will enjoy our quiz on North America, further your interest in this diverse continent and maybe even embark on a trip for an in-person experience. North America's extensive tourist infrastructure and numerous top destinations cater to a variety of interests. The continent attracts hundreds of millions of visitors each year, continually growing its tourist appeal.

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Lake Huron and Lake Michigan form a single body of water.

Lake Huron and Lake Michigan are two of the Great Lakes of North America, a group of five large interconnected freshwater lakes in the heart of the continent. Although the two have historically been considered as separate lakes, they are connected with the Straits of Mackinac and with bidirectional flow they maintain the same water level. In hydrological terms, they are considered one body of water and when combined, they form the largest freshwater lake in the world with the surface area of 117 thousand square kilometers.

The other lakes, while connected with navigable waterways, form separate bodies of water with unidirectional flow. Lake Superior drains into Lake Huron via St Marys River, dropping seven meters. Lake Huron drains into Lake Erie via the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers, dropping three meters. Lake Erie drains into Lake Ontario via the Niagara River, dropping over 100 meters and forming the famous waterfall along the way.

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