General Knowledge of Americas and the Caribbean




Americas and the Caribbean

Area:

North America: 24,709,000 km² (9,540,000 sq mi)

Central America and the Caribbean: 20, 720, 000 km2 (8, 000, 000 mi2);

South America: 17, 900, 000 km2 (6, 900, 000 mi2)

Population:

North America: 329 million;

Central America and the Caribbean (incl. Mexico): 186 million

South America: 382,000,000

Highest Point:

Aconcagua, 6959 m (22,831 ft), Mendoza, Argentina.

Largest Lake:

Lake Superior, surface area 82,000 km2 (32,000 mi2), larger than Panama.

Longest River:

Rio Amazonas (Amazon), 6, 296 km (3, 912 mi), South America.

Languages of the Americas:

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, various native Indian languages, French patois, Creole.



Central America

Belize--------------------Belmopan
Costa Rica ---------------San José
El Salvador---------------San Salvador
Guatemala ---------------Guatemala (City)
Honduras-----------------Tegucigalpa
Nicaragua ----------------Managua
Panama ------------------Panama (City)


South America

Argentina-----------------Buenos Aires
Bolivia--------------------La Paz
Brazil---------------------Brasilia
Chile---------------------Santiago
Colombia-----------------Bogotá D.C.
Ecuador------------------Quito
French Guiana------------Cayenne
Guyana------------------Georgetown
Paraguay-----------------Asunción
Peru---------------------Lima
Suriname----------------Paramaribo
Uruguay-----------------Montevideo
Venezuela---------------Caracas


North America

Canada------------------Ottawa
Mexico-------------------Mexico (City)
United States------------Washington D.C


 




Caribbean

Anguilla-------------------The Valley
Antigua and Barbuda ------Saint John's
Aruba --------------------Oranjestad
Bahamas -----------------Nassau
Barbados -----------------Bridgetown
Bermuda ------------------Hamilton
British Virgin Islands--------Road Town
Cayman Islands -----------George Town
Cuba ---------------------Havana
Dominica ------------------Roseau
Dominican Republic --------Santo Domingo
Grenada ------------------Saint George's
Guadeloupe ---------------Basse-Terre
Haiti ----------------------Port-au-Prince
Jamaica -------------------Kingston
Martinique -----------------Fort-de-France
Netherlands Antilles --------Willemstad
Puerto Rico ----------------San Juan
Saint Kitts and Nevis -------Basseterre
Saint Lucia ----------------Castries
Trinidad and Tobago --------Port-of-Spain
US Virgin Islands -----------Charlotte Amalie

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