North America is the third biggest continent in the world in terms of geographical area. It is situated between Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and is part of the northern hemisphere.
The United States and Canada are two major countries in North America that are immensely popular worldwide among tourists. Another important country in North America is Mexico, and also there is a large island that occupies maximum area up north, and is frozen throughout the year, called Greenland.
Politically, North America also includes seven small countries at its southernmost tip, known as Central America. In addition, there are also over twenty small island countries and territories that are collectively known as the Caribbean islands. Technically speaking, all these nations and islands are a part of North America, but due to their diverse culture and geographical separation, they are usually assumed to be different from North America.
The North American continent is renowned for its world-famous tourist destinations, historical and heritage sites, diverse cultures, highly developed and advanced urban cities, and a variety of events, festivals and activities that take place throughout the year.
Canada has vast landscapes and great natural beauty to offer for the tourists. It is famous for its adventurous hunting and fishing trips. The top three world-class cities of Canada are Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Canada is a mosaic of diverse cultures due to a large number of immigrants who live and work here, and have adopted Canada as their home. Quebec province in Canada has an exotic European culture to offer, and its main spoken language is French. The country is renowned for several famous landmarks such as the Niagara Falls which is the most majestic waterfall in the world. Apart from its modern cities, Canada is renowned for its snow clad northern regions, its prairies, its rocky mountains, and its areas of natural wilderness.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The United States is undoubtedly the world’s most talked-about nation, in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons. It is also the most popular country in the world. The trends, fashions, music, art and cultures that originate from America, catch on in popularity in the rest of the world.
Tourism is one of the top industries in the U.S. because of its amazing number of unique tourist locations and landmarks spread across the length and breadth of the nation. Its movie industry in Hollywood is the most popular in the world, and attracts a great number of tourists from all parts of the world.
There are wonderful cities such as Orlando, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, and Miami that offer amusement options, theme parks, grand museums and heritage sites, art galleries, theaters, historical buildings, recreation centers, restaurants and hotels, golf courses, casinos, and other landmark sites and Original Wonders of the World such as the Statue of Liberty.
Mexico is a great destination in North America for the tourists who are looking for an exotic beach vacation or exploring the ruins of an ancient civilization. The Mexican city of Cancun is home to the ancient ruins of Mayan civilization. At some places, the traveler will also discover ruins of the Aztec native American tribe.