April 18, 2017

Top 10 Facts About North America

By BUDDY In North America, TRAVEL, World

we will tell you about the amazing Facts About North America continent.

1.Plate tectonics (from the Late Latin tectonics, from the Greek: τεκτονικός “pertaining to building”)  is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of 7 large plates and the movements of a larger number of smaller plates of the Earth’s lithosphere, over the last hundreds of millions of years.there are seven tectonics African, Indo-Australian Plate, Antarctic, Eurasian, North American, Pacific, South American is one of the greatest Facts About North America.

 

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2.Lake Superior is on the border of the USA and Canada. This is the largest of North America’s Great Lakes, and with a surface area of 31,700 square miles, it is considered the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. Lake Superior is bordered by Canada’s Ontario, along with the USA’s Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

 

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3.North America is largely facing tornadoes due to geography, as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is easily advected into the midcontinent with few topographic barriers in the way. The Rocky Mountains block Pacific-sourced moisture and buckle the atmospheric flow, forcing drier air at mid-levels of the troposphere due to downsloping winds and causing cyclogenesis downstream to the east of the mountains. Downsloping winds off the Rockies force the formation of a dry line when the flow aloft is strong, while the Gulf of Mexico fuels abundant low-level moisture. This unique topography allows for frequent collisions of warm and cold air, the conditions that breed strong, long-lived storms throughout the year.

 

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4.North-America has been host to the Olympics twelve times is amazing facts about North America. The continent has hosted the modern games 12 times in total. The first time in 1904 North American country hosted the games in St. Louis Missouri, USA. Since then, the US has been home to seven other games, maximum than any country in the world. These include winter games in Lake Placid, Squaw Valley and Salt Lake City, and summer games in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Canada has also hosted the Olympics several times, in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, while the 1968 summer games were held in Mexico City.North America is also having the most no. of Olympics gold medal at this present time.

 

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5.The word “America” comes from the name of Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. He is the first person to have realized that the West Indies and Brazil are actually not connected to Asia (as what most people have conjectured from the voyages of Columbus), but are part of another separate landmass of their Own, North America (from the female Latinate version of Amerigo Vespucci’s name).

 

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6.North-American crops include grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits and plants for clothing and other nonfood uses.North America produces one-fifth of the world wheat and half of world corn supply.

 

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7.The world’s longest coastline is in North-America. Canada has a coastline of 202,080 square kilometers, more than twice as big as Norway’s (83,2kilometres).

 

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8.Death Valley, where North America’s lowest point is located, is also where the world’s highest air temperature was recorded. The reading of 134 degrees Fahrenheit was taken on July 10, 1913, at the aptly named Furnace Creek.

 

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9.North-America’s highest point is Mount McKinley (also called as Denali), which is a mountain peak located in Alaska. It has a summit elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level.

 

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10.North-America is the only continent in the world that has all climatic types. It has savanna and tropical rainforest in Central America, tundra in the northern parts of Canada and Alaska, and permanent ice cap in Greenland. There are also semi-arid and desert conditions near areas surrounded by high mountains.

 

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Read other continent facts Asia, Africa, South-America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia.

 

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