List of sovereign states and dependent territories in North America


Inclusive definition, cover the landmass north of the Colombia-Panama border and include the islands of the Caribbean.

- List of sovereign states and dependent territories in North America

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North America

Continent in the Northern Hemisphere and almost entirely within the Western Hemisphere.

Map of populous North America showing physical, political and population characteristics as per 2018
Map of North America, from 1621
The totality of North America seen by the Apollo 16 crew, with Canada being covered by clouds
Landforms and land cover of North America
Sonoran Desert in Arizona
Moraine Lake in Banff National Park
Nuuk, the capital city of Greenland
Principal hydrological divides of Canada, the United States and Mexico
Geologic map of North America published by USGS
North America map of Köppen climate classification
Map of North America in 1702 showing forts, towns and (in solid colors) areas occupied by European settlements
Non-native nations' control and claims over North America c. 1750–2008
Native languages of the US, Canada, Greenland, and Northern Mexico
Percentage of people who identify with a religion in North America, according to 2010–2012 data
Mexican President Peña Nieto, U.S. President Trump, and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau sign the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 30 November 2018
Worlds regions by total wealth (in trillions USD), 2018
2006 map of the North American Class I railroad network
Baseball is traditionally known as America's national pastime, but is also played in Canada, and many Latin American countries as well.

In 2013, its population was estimated at nearly 579 million people in 23 independent states, or about 7.5% of the world's population.

Economy of North America


The economy of North America comprises more than 579 million people (8% of the world population) in its 23 sovereign states and 15 dependent territories.

Observance of Christmas by country

The observance of Christmas around the world varies by country.

Observance of Christmas in various locations around the world
Map of countries where Christmas is a formal public holiday either on December 24/25 or January 6/7. Color shading indicates "Days of rest".
Christmas 2012 in Hong Kong
Santa Claus in Kobe, Japan
Christmas lights in Tokyo
Christmasland in New Taipei City 2019
Christmas tree in India
Christmas Tree at Pakistan Monument Night view
Christmas Tree in Senayan City, Jakarta, Indonesia
Colourful Christmas greetings in Malaysia
Parols are an iconic display in the Philippines during its long Christmas season
The University of Santo Tomas main building illuminating the nights of December 2007
Christmas in Singapore
Traditional ceremony during an Assyrian Christmas celebration in Alqosh, northern Iraq
Christmas in Ottawa, Canada
Boxing Day at the Toronto Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto, Canada
U.S. Army Service members celebrating Christmas Eve while stationed abroad at Victory Base Complex, Iraq, December 24, 2008
Christmas at Rockefeller Center, New York City
Christmas in California
Santa Claus hands gifts to children
São Paulo's Christmas Tree and water fountains at Ibirapuera Park
Medellín River during the Lighting of Medellin
Christmas Colombian Candles
Different moments of Paradura del Niño, Venezuelan tradition celebrated on February 2
Christmas wreath
Austrian Advent bowl
Christmas market in front of the town hall in Vienna, Austria
Christmas star
Old Bavarian crib found in St Mang Basilica, Füssen, Bavaria
Christmas tree in Berlin, Germany
Traditional Miner's figures as Christmas light bearers
Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic – Christmastime
Kürtőskalács in Budapest
Traditional Polish Wigilia meal
Polish Opłatki (Christmas Wafer) in a basket
Christmas market in Sibiu, Romania
Children at the Alilo march in the streets of Tbilisi
New Year decorations in Nizhny Novgorod
Twelve-dish Christmas Eve supper, Ukraine
Traditional Danish Christmas dinner
Advent calendar
Christmas Santas
Christmas presents and a tree in Finland
Christmas ham
It is traditional in Finland to bring candles to the graves of loved ones on Christmas Eve and All Saints Day.
Christmas tree with a candle
Christmas gifts
Traditional julbord, or Christmas table
Saint Lucy's Day 2006
Christmas market with Christmas tree in Stockholm
Julbock, a giant Christmas goat at the Gävle town market, Sweden
Around Christmas people hang oranges decorated with cloves in the window or place it on the table.
Croatian wheat grass, planted on St. Lucy's, used for Christmas candles
TZUM department store at Christmastime, Sofia, Bulgaria
Christmas tree at Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece
Small honeycakes
Panettone in Italy
Pizzelle, Christmas waffles in a loose stack
Christmas decorations in Braga
Serbian Orthodox Christmas bread
Avinguda Portal de l'Àngel, at Christmas time, Barcelona, Spain
Christmas decorations along the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France
Christmas Tree and carolers at Trafalgar Square in London
Christmas lights on Regent Street, London
Christmas fairground ride
Christmas market
Christmas high jinks, Omagh
Christmas market
Church nativity scene
The Christmas Belles performing at Melbourne Crown atrium
The December-flowering pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa), an often-used Christmas symbol in New Zealand

Governments recognizing the holiday include those of: the United States, where it is a federal holiday for federal employees and a legal holiday in the respective States; Canada, where it is a nationwide statutory holiday; Mexico, where it is also a nationwide statutory holiday; and several others.

Ages of consent in North America

In North America, the legal age of consent relating to sexual activity varies by jurisdiction.

General ages of consent in the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the inhabited U.S. territories

All jurisdictions in North America per List of sovereign states and dependent territories in North America:

Flags of North America

A map of North America (without Greenland) with 23 national flags, excluding the flags of the dependencies and other territories.

This is a gallery of flags of North American countries, territories and their affiliated international organizations.