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North America
North America
North America
is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.[3][4] It is bordered to the north by the Arctic
Arctic
Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America
South America
and the Caribbean
Caribbean
Sea. North America
North America
covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,540,000 square miles), about 16.5% of the earth's land area and about 4.8% of its total surface
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Greater Los Angeles Area
Los AngelesLong BeachRiversideCoordinates: 35°03′25″N 118°15′00″W / 35.0569°N 118.2500°W / 35.0569; -118.2500Coordinates: 35°03′25″N 118°15′00″W / 35.0569°N 118.2500°W / 35.0569; -118.2500Country   United States
United States
of AmericaState  CaliforniaPrincipal city  Los AngelesOther major citiesLong Beach Anaheim Riverside Santa Ana Irvine San Bernardino Glendale Oxnard OntarioArea • Metro 33,954 sq mi (87,490 km2)Highest elevation 11,499 ft (3,505&
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Western Hemisphere
The Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
is a geographical term[1][2] for the half of Earth
Earth
which lies west of the prime meridian (which crosses Greenwich, London, United Kingdom) and east of the antimeridian
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Caribbean Sea
The Caribbean
Caribbean
Sea
Sea
(Spanish: Mar Caribe; French: Mer des Caraïbes; Dutch: Caraïbische Zee) is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
in the tropics of the Western Hemisphere. It is bounded by Mexico
Mexico
and Central America to the west and south west, to the north by the Greater Antilles starting with Cuba, to the east by the Lesser Antilles, and to the south by the north coast of South America. The entire area of the Caribbean
Caribbean
Sea, the numerous islands of the West Indies, and adjacent coasts, are collectively known as the Caribbean. The Caribbean
Caribbean
Sea
Sea
is one of the largest seas and has an area of about 2,754,000 km2 (1,063,000 sq mi).[1][2] The sea's deepest point is the Cayman Trough, between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica, at 7,686 m (25,217 ft) below sea level
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Greater Mexico City
Greater Mexico City
Mexico City
refers to the conurbation around Mexico
Mexico
City, officially called Valley of Mexico
Valley of Mexico
Metropolitan Area (Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México),[1] constituted by Mexico
Mexico
City itself composed of 16 Municipalities—and 41 adjacent municipalities of the states of Mexico
Mexico
and Hidalgo. For normative purposes, however, Greater Mexico City
Mexico City
most commonly refers to the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico
Valley of Mexico
(Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México) an agglomeration that incorporates 18 additional municipalities. As of 2016[update] an estimated 21,157,000 people lived in Greater Mexico City,[2] making it the largest metropolitan area in North America
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Miami Metropolitan Area
The Miami
Miami
metropolitan area, also known as the Greater Miami
Miami
Area or South Florida, is the 73rd largest metropolitan area in the world and the eighth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is entirely in the southern portion of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Florida.[2][3][4][5] With 6,158,824 inhabitants as of 2017, the Miami metropolitan area is the most populous in Florida
Florida
and second largest in the southeastern United States. The metropolitan area is defined by the Office of Management and Budget as the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–West Palm Beach, FL (MSA), consisting of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, a metropolitan statistical area used for statistical purposes by the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
and other agencies.[6] Its land area is 6,137 sq
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Transatlantic Migrations
Transatlantic migration refers to the movement of people across the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
in order to settle on the continents of North and South America. It usually refers to migrations after Christopher Columbus' voyage to the Americas in 1492
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Northern Hemisphere
Coordinates: 90°0′0″N 0°0′0″E / 90.00000°N 0.00000°E / 90.00000; 0.00000 Northern Hemisphere
Northern Hemisphere
shaded blue. The hemispheres appear to be unequal in this image due to Antarctica
Antarctica
not being shown, but in reality are the same size. Northern Hemisphere
Northern Hemisphere
from above the North
North
PoleThe Northern Hemisphere
Northern Hemisphere
is the half of Earth
Earth
that is north of the Equator
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Martin Waldseemüller
Martin Waldseemüller
Martin Waldseemüller
(Latinized as Martinus Ilacomylus, Ilacomilus or Hylacomylus; 11 September 1470 – 16 March 1520) was a German cartographer. He and Matthias Ringmann
Matthias Ringmann
are credited with the first recorded usage of the word America,
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Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci
(Italian pronunciation: [ameˈriːɡo vesˈputtʃi]; March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated in about 1502 that Brazil
Brazil
and the West Indies
West Indies
did not represent Asia's eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbus' voyages, but instead constituted an entirely separate landmass hitherto unknown to people of the Old World
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Demonym
A demonym (/ˈdɛmənɪm/; δῆμος dẽmos "people, tribe", ὄόνομα ónoma "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place.[1] It is a neologism (i.e., a recently minted term); previously gentilic was recorded in English dictionaries, e.g., the Oxford
Oxford
English Dictionary and Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary.[2][3][4] Examples of demonyms include Swahili for a person of the Swahili coast and Cochabambino for a person from the city of Cochabamba. Demonyms do not always clearly distinguish place of origin or ethnicity from place of residence or citizenship, and many demonyms overlap with the ethnonym for the ethnically dominant group of a region
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Chicago Metropolitan Area
The Chicago
Chicago
metropolitan area, or Chicagoland, is the metropolitan area that includes the city of Chicago, Illinois, and its suburbs. With an estimated MSA population of 9.5 million people and CSA population of 9.9 million people, it is the third largest metropolitan area in the United States.[2] The Chicago
Chicago
metropolitan area is one of the world's largest and most diversified economies, with more than four million employees and generating an annual gross regional product (GRP) of over $561 billion
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Delaware Valley
The Delaware
Delaware
Valley
Valley
is the valley through which the Delaware
Delaware
River flows. By extension, this toponym is commonly used to refer to Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia
or Philadelphia
Philadelphia
metropolitan area ("the [Lower] Delaware Valley
Valley
Metropolitan Area"), which straddles the Lower Delaware
Delaware
River just north of its estuary. The Delaware
Delaware
Valley
Valley
Metropolitan Area is located at the southern part of the Northeast megalopolis
Northeast megalopolis
and as such, the Delaware
Delaware
Valley
Valley
can be described as either a metropolitan statistical area (MSA), or as a broader combined statistical area (CSA)
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Greater Houston
Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land is the fifth-most populous metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States, encompassing nine counties along the Gulf Coast of the state of Texas. Colloquially referred to as Greater Houston, the 10,000-square-mile (26,000 km2) region is centered around Harris County, the third-most populous county in the nation, which contains the city of Houston—the largest economic and cultural center of the South—with a population of 2.3 million.[2] Greater Houston
Houston
is part of the Texas
Texas
Triangle megaregion alongside the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Greater Austin, and Greater San Antonio
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Western Civilization
Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilization, Occidental culture, the Western world, Western society, European civilization, or Christian
Christian
civilization,[2] is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or association with Europe. The term also applies beyond Europe
Europe
to countries and cultures whose histories are strongly connected to Europe
Europe
by immigration, colonization, or influence
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Greater Toronto Area
The Greater Toronto
Toronto
Area (GTA) is the most populous metropolitan area in Canada
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