North American Countries & Capitals

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Instructor: Artem Cheprasov

Artem has a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

Where do you live? If you live on the world's third largest continent, then you are located in North America! Find out the names and capitals of this continent's countries and capitals in this lesson.

North America

What continent is home to polar bears, amazing Aztec temples, the Empire State Building, Havana, and jungles? It's the third largest continent in the world, North America. It is a diverse place filled with many languages, cultures, and people. It also has a lot of countries and a capital for every country.

This lesson covers all of the independent countries of North America, as well as the major or very famous semi-autonomous states of North America that are technically part of another independent nation. There are many other minor or lesser known semi-autonomous states or overseas territories of various nations around the world that are part of North America. Since they are not technically sovereign countries, most are not covered.

Northern Countries & Capitals

Far up north in North America lies a big landmass called Greenland. It is a place the Inuit people and descendants of the Vikings call home. This landmass is actually a part of the Kingdom of Denmark, which is a European country, but it has some autonomy and thus its own capital called Nuuk. If you want to see one, then this may be one good place to go to spot a polar bear.

South of Greenland is a very big country with a recognizable flag called Canada, with its capital of Ottawa. Canada's flag has a big red maple leaf on it. Right below Canada is the United States of America, with its capital of Washington D.C. This is the country of the Empire State Building, which is located in New York City, to be exact. Right below the U.S.A. is Mexico, whose capital's name should be really easy to remember: Mexico City. This is the place you want to go if you want to visit those Aztec temples!

Many people like to visit Mexico for vacation, just like Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory far to the east of the U.S.A., in the Atlantic Ocean. Bermuda's capital is Hamilton.

Caribbean Countries & Capitals

South of the United States lie various island states in the Caribbean. Some of them are closer to the state of Florida, while others are closer to South America than they are to North America. One of these states is Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory with its capital at San Juan. The Caribbean also has many other states. Many of them should ring a bell as famous vacation destinations or countries named in a Beach Boys' song. Let's go through these by giving the capital first followed by the country or territory name.

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