North America is the third largest continent in size and the fourth largest in terms of population. It’s 25 million square kilometers stretch from the frozen seas and tundra of the north to the Panama Canal in the south, and from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west.Read More
Mountain ranges run along both its eastern and western flanks, while high plains occupy the middle. These plains were once covered in glaciers that flowed down from the north and upon whose disappearance, left behind massive water sources and rivers that burst their banks every now and again.
Along with an incredible wealth of scenic areas and pristine localities, the melting glaciers also left behind rich deposits of natural wealth. The first settlers to North America arrived via a land bridge that joined Asia to North America where today we find the Bering Straits. The journey southwards brought these settlers to central Mexico where they established the magnificent Mayan and Inca cultures. Indian tribes spread all over the North America continent had to deal with waves of immigrants who arrived after the Spanish capture of the southern areas. They were followed by the French to New Orleans and the British to the eastern seaboard. They all made use of dark-skinned slaves who had been captured in west Africa and sold to cotton growers on the great plains. During the 128th and 19th centuries, North America became a magnet, drawing millions of immigrants from all over the world, and this melting pot of cultures turned North America into the leader of the free world. North America’s spectacular scenic wealth, especially in the mountainous regions, attracts millions of visitors annually from all over the world. Unique scenery combined with ease of access and affordable, comfortable lodging are typical of the surrounding wealth.