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North America Part Of The Seven Continent World Map And History

North America the third largest continent in the world, between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer. It extends from over 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) to 500 miles (800 kilometers). From the Arctic and the equator and extends 5,000 miles from east to west. It covers a part of ​​9,355,000 square miles (24,230,000 square kilometers).

North America occupies the northern part of the land, often referred to as the New World, the Western Hemisphere or the Americas. The continent of North America is triangular, the north is north, and the north is the apex; it associates with the continent the world’s largest island, Greenland, and the Arctic Islands. The West Indies, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) and Coastal islands such as the Aleutian Islands.

North of North America is the Arctic Ocean, the North is the North Atlantic Ocean; the South is the Caribbean Sea, and the West is the North Pacific Ocean. In the northeast, Greenland separated from Iceland in the Danish Strait. The northwestern part of Alaska separated from the Bering Strait and the Bering Strait narrower. The only land connection in North America is South America, in the narrow isthmus of Panama.

Mount McKinley in Alaska is the highest point on the continent at an altitude of 20,310 feet (6,190 meters). The Death Valley in California is the lowest at 282 feet (86 meters) above sea level. With a coastline of 37,000 miles (60,000 kilometers), the North American coastline is second only to Asia. It described the greatest number of notches, in the northern half.

North America Part Of The Seven Continent World Map And History

The name of the United States comes from the name of the Italian businessman and navigator Amerigo Vespucci. The original European explorers to visit the New World. While the word the US, applied only to the southern half of the continent, it applies to the entire land. It calls the part that extends north of the Isthmus of Panama North America. While it calls the part that extends to South America. According to authorities, North America is not in the isthmus of Panama. But in the Tehuantepec Strait, and it calls the middle section Central America. They include this definition, part of Mexico in Central America, although the country is in North America.

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To overcome this anomaly. We can classify countries in Mexico, and countries in Central and South America in the name of Latin America. While they know the United States and Canada as Anglo-Americans. This cultural division is real. But, Mexico and Central it connects America (including the Caribbean) to the rest of North America. Through strong natural geographical connections. Greenland divided but next to North America. Geographers characterized the region from the southern border of the United States to the northern border of Colombia as Central America. Unlike Central America, which includes Mexico. Definitions of Central America include the West Indies.

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North America has the oldest rocks on earth. It builds its geological edifice around a stable platform of Precambrian rocks called the Laurentian Shield. In the shield’s southeast stands the ancient Appalachian Mountains; in the west is the youngest and high mountain range, occupying one-third of the land section of ​​the continent. Between the two mountains are a flat space of ​​the western Great Plains and the central lowlands.

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The African continent is rich in natural resources, including abundant mineral resources. Vast forests, lots of fresh water and the world’s most fertile soil. These make North America one of the most developed regions in the world, residents enjoy a high standard of living. Per capita income is highest in North America, and per capita, food intake is higher than in other continents. Although it accounts for less than 10% of the world’s population, it’s per capita energy consumption four times world average.

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It believed that the first inhabitants of America were ancient Asians. Migrated from Siberia to North America in the last glacier march, known as the Wisconsin Glacier stage. The latest major division of the Pleistocene (2.6 million to 11, 700 years ago). These descendants of these peoples, the various Native American communities and the Eskimos (Inuit) have replaced by old world people. The descendants of Europeans are the largest group, followed by African Americans and Asians; in addition, many Latin Americans who are mixed breeds of European and Native Americans.

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World Continent General Considerations For Europe Geological History

World Continent General Considerations For Europe Geological History. Precambrian rocks exist in three basic tectonic settings. First a shield, such as the Baltic Sea Shield. A large space of ​​stable Precambrian rock that surrounded by later orogenic belts (mountain shapers).

The second is from the basement to the young Phanerozoic sediment coating (ie sediments have established since the start the Paleozoic). For example, the Precambrian base behind the sediments of the Russian platform, from the Baltic Shield Ural Mountains. Cambrian rocks stretched in the Phanerozoic sediments of southeast England.

Ukrainian block is a raised plot of the Precambrian basement, higher than the surrounding plain of young sediments. The third environment occurs as a relic (residual relief form) in younger orogenic belts. For example, Bohemian blocks of the Cambrian rock that have trillions of years in the Channel Islands. The English Channel and 16,000 billion years of rock. Which was the last Hercynian belt of the Paleozoic in the Middle Proterozoic period? In the Hercynian belt of Bavaria, detrital zircons can trace back to 3.84 billion years ago. But the origin of these rocks unclear.

World Continent General Considerations For Europe Geological History

Paleozoic sedimentary rocks occur in sedimentary basins such as the Russian platform. They never subjected to any period of orogenic movement. So still Caledonian and internal sediments of the Hercynian still flat, fossilized, or orogenic. Which deformed by bending and pushing, part of Recrystallized and experienced intruder of granite. In the sedimentary basin affected by the orogenic movement. A well-preserved discovery of Cenozoic sediments and Russian platforms, in the North Sea. Deformation, metamorphic heights in the alpine state scheme.

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We can summarize the geological developments in Europe as follows. Ancient rocks (over 2.5 billion years old) are the oldest rocks of the Precambrian. It shows in the Baltic shields of the north, Ukraine and northwest Scotland. Two major Proterozoic orogenic belts (ie, 2.5 billion to 541 million years). It extends to the central and southern shields of the Baltic Sea. So, the shield has a composite origin that has several remains of the Precambrian orogenic belt.

More or less 540 million to 500 million years ago, it opened a series of new oceans. The final closure produced the mountains of the Caledonian, Hercynian and Ural belts. There is ample evidence that these belts developed through the tectonic plate. It disposes, and each belt has a history of hundreds of millions of years. Form the belt caused the supercontinent of Pangea; its fragmentation began 200 million years ago, forming a new ocean – the Tethys Sea.

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The closure of the subduction block by the ocean 500,000 years ago led to alpine orogeny. Example, create alpine orogeny, extending from the Atlantic to Turkey. It has many orogenic mountains (which stay as mountains). These include the Pyrenees, Swiss and Austrian Alps, Mountain Bética, Atlas Mountains. The Apennines, Dinara Alps the Taurus Mountains, and the Carpathian Mountains, and Bridges. During open Tethys (180 million years ago), the Atlantic Ocean opened.

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The Atlantic Ocean is still open along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge below the ocean. Iceland forms the mountain range at an altitude. The youngest tectonic movement in Europe represented by the current volcanic eruption in Iceland; volcanoes such as Mount Etna and Mount Vesuvius; and earthquakes caused by current tensions between Eurasian and African plates, such as the Aegean region and the alpine scheme.

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