North America

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Are you looking for an overview of North America and ways to get visa for this place? In this article, we will provide you with some requirements for getting a visa, list all the countries as well as some attractions that visitors should come here. Letโ€™s get started!

Getting a visa for North America

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌย Antigua and Barbuda visa ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Dominican Republic visa ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Nicaragua visa
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas visa ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ป El Salvador visa ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ Panama visa
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง Barbados visa ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Grenada visa ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ Saint Kitts and Nevis visa
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ Belize visa ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น Guatemala visa ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Lucia visa
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada visa ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น Haiti visa ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines visa
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Costa Rica visa ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ Honduras visa ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น Trinidad and Tobago visa
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ Cuba visa ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Jamaica visa ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States visa
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Dominica visa ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico visa

Quick facts about North America

Here are some quick facts about North American:

Category Fact
Total Area 24,256,000 km2
Number of countries 23
Biggest country by area Canada (9,984,670 km2)
2024 population 592 million people
Most populated country United States (332 million people)
Number of languages 300+
Largest peninsula Alaskan Peninsula (1,723,337 km2)
Highest mountain Denali (6,190 m)
Longest river Mississippi River (3,730 km)
Largest economy United States ($27.36 trillion GDP)
Newest country South Sudan (2011)
Longest coastline Canada (71,261)
Most visited country United States (51 million tourists)
A country with most UNESCO sites Mexico (35 sites)

Countries in North America

Area and population in North America

Country Area (km2) Population (2024)
Antigua and Barbuda 442 97,929
Bahamas 13,943 393,244
Barbados 430 287,375
Belize 22,966 397,628
Canada 9,984,670 37,742,154
Costa Rica 51,100 5,094,118
Cuba 109,886 11,317,505
Dominica 751 71,986
Dominican Republic 48,671 10,847,904
El Salvador 21,041 6,486,205
Grenada 344 112,523
Guatemala 108,889 17,915,568
Haiti 27,750 11,402,528
Honduras 112,492 9,904,607
Jamaica 10,991 2,961,167
Mexico 1,964,375 126,014,024
Nicaragua 130,373 6,624,554
Panama 75,417 4,314,767
Saint Kitts and Nevis 261 53,199
Saint Lucia 539 183,627
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 110,940
Trinidad and Tobago 5,130 1,399,488
United States 9,629,091 332,403,650

Language spoken in North America

Language Regions Number of speakers (2024)
English United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America (some speakers), Caribbean (some islands) 334 million
Spanish Mexico, United States, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Central America, Caribbean 125 million
French Canada, Haiti 18 million
Chinese United States, Canada, Mexico 2-3 million
Nahuatl Mexico 2 million
Tagalog United States, Canada 2 million
Vietnamese United States, Canada 1.4 million
German United States, Canada 1.3 million
Korean United States, Canada 1.2 million
Italian United States, Canada 1 million

Best countries to visit in North America

North America bursts with vibrant cities, stunning vistas, and exciting attractions:


Canada impresses with metropolitan cities, grand mountains, and thundering waterfalls.ย 

  • Banff National Park: Hike pristine wilderness and admire glacier-fed lakes.
  • Niagara Falls: Boat to the base of the powerful falls spanning the US-Canada border.

United States

From coast to coast, the United States amazes with diverse landscapes and iconic landmarks.ย 

  • New York City: Scale the Statue of Liberty, amble through Central Park, and see a Broadway spectacle.
  • Grand Canyon: Gaze awestruck at this 277-mile-long canyon carved by the mighty Colorado River.


Mexico is enchanted with warm culture, ancient ruins, and vibrant energy.ย 

  • Chichen Itza: Marvel at this Mayan city founded in the 5th century.
  • Copper Canyon: Admire breathtaking canyon vistas on a train ride inspired by the Rocky Mountains.


Jamaica exudes a relaxed vibe with lush jungles, pulsating music, and spicy jerk cuisine.ย 

  • Montego Bay: Sip cocktails on Doctor’s Cave Beach or climb Dunn’s River Falls.
  • Negril: Watch dazzling sunsets on Seven Mile Beach.

Dominican Republic

With over 1,000 miles of sensational shoreline, the Dominican Republic entices beach lovers.ย 

  • Punta Cana: Lounge on soft white sands edged by mangroves and swaying palms.
  • Puerto Plata: Surf ocean waves by windsurfing and kitesurfing at Cabarete Beach.

Most popular tourist attractions in North America

Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park - United States
Grand Canyon National Park – United States


  • Massive canyon carved by the Colorado River with colorful, layered rock walls and vistas
  • Considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World


  • Hiking along the canyon rim and to the valley floor
  • Rafting on the Colorado River through the canyon
  • Viewing the canyon from lookout points and scenic drives

Visiting tips

  • Avoid peak summer months due to intense heat
  • Stay overnight at one of the lodges on the rim for spectacular sunrise views
  • Explore different sections like the North Rim for fewer crowds

Niagara Falls, Canada & United States

Niagara Falls - Canada & United States
Niagara Falls – Canada & United States


  • Group of immense waterfalls spanning the Canadaโ€“US border
  • Iconic, horseshoe-shaped falls that can be viewed from multiple vantage points


  • Ride the Maid of the Mist tour boat to the base of the falls
  • Hike trails along the Niagara Gorge
  • View falls from Table Rock Centre, Skylon Tower observation deck

Visiting tips

  • See the falls illuminated at night
  • Get closer to the bottom of the falls by exploring tunnels behind them
  • Time visit to coordinate with fireworks displays over the falls

Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park - United States
Yellowstone National Park – United States


  • First US National Park Preserving Unique Geothermal Activity
  • Abundant wildlife including elk, bison, and bears in a largely untouched ecosystem


  • Watch Old Faithful geyser erupt on schedule
  • Look for wildlife on ranger-guided tours
  • Camp or stay in historic lodges like the Old Faithful Inn

Visiting tips

  • Tour the parkโ€™s iconic features like the Grand Prismatic Spring
  • Be cautious hiking backcountry areas due to the presence of bears
  • Avoid road congestion by entering the park late in the day

Central Park, United States

Central Park - United States
Central Park – United States


  • Iconic urban park in the heart of Manhattan
  • Popular relaxation and recreation spot for NYC residents and visitors


  • Rowboats on scenic ponds
  • Run along landscaped paths
  • Visit Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and other landmarks

Visiting tips

  • Grab classic NY street food from food carts
  • Catch a Shakespeare play performed at the open-air Delacorte Theater
  • People watch New Yorkers enjoying green space amid the cityscape

Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park - Canada
Banff National Park – Canada


  • Rugged, glacier-fed peaks and lakes in the Canadian Rockies
  • Great hiking with well-marked trails to suit all abilities


  • Drive scenic Icefields Parkway for views of glaciers
  • Hike to attractions like Peyto Lake Lookout for iconic vistas
  • Relax in Upper Hot Springs after exploring mountain trails

Visiting tips

  • Stay in Banff town or Lake Louise village with easy park access
  • Spot elk, deer, bighorn sheep, grizzlies, black bears, more
  • Avoid crowds by visiting early or late fall outside peak months