14 Facts About Americas


Americas, which are sometimes collectively called America, are a landmass comprising the totality of North and South America.

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The Americas make up most of the land in Earth's Western Hemisphere and comprise the New World.

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The flatter eastern side of the Americas is dominated by large river basins, such as the Amazon, St Lawrence River–Great Lakes basin, Mississippi, and La Plata.

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Decolonization of the Americas began with the American Revolution in the 1770s and largely ended with the Spanish–American War in the late 1890s.

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Americas are home to nearly a billion inhabitants, two-thirds of whom reside in the United States, Brazil, and Mexico.

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Beyond that, the specifics of the Paleo-Indian migration to and throughout the Americas, including the dates and routes traveled, are subject to ongoing research and discussion.

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English explorations of the Americas were led by Giovanni Caboto and Sir Walter Raleigh.

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Migration continued as people moved to the Americas fleeing religious persecution or seeking economic opportunities.

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Decolonization of the Americas began with the American Revolution and the Haitian Revolution in the late 1700s.

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Americas make up most of the land in Earth's Western Hemisphere.

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The northernmost point of the Americas is Kaffeklubben Island, which is the most northerly point of land on Earth.

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Geography of the western Americas is dominated by the American Cordillera, with the Andes running along the west coast of South America and the Rocky Mountains and other North American Cordillera ranges running along the western side of North America.

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The highest peaks of the Americas are located in the Andes, with Aconcagua of Argentina being the highest; in North America Denali in the U S state of Alaska is the tallest.

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Population of the Americas is made up of the descendants of four large ethnic groups and their combinations.

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