The Americas are lands within the Western hemisphere, moreover recognized as the New World. The Americas submits to the islands of North America and South America with their linked islands and areas, whereas America, in current usage, usually refers to the United States of America. The Americas cover up 8.3% of the Earth’s whole surface area and enclose around 13.5% of the human populous.



South America separated since the west of the supercontinent Gondwanaland approximately 135 million years before, shaping its own continent. Just about 15 million years back, the clash of the Caribbean Plate and the Pacific Plate outcomes in the coming out of a sequence of volcanoes all along the boundary that shaped a number of islands. The spaces in the archipelago of Central America overflowing in with matter eroded off North America and South America, plus new land shaped by continuous volcanism. As a result of 3 million years back, the continents of North America and South America were connected by the cape of Panama, thereby evolving the solitary island of the Americas.

The northernmost part of Americas is the end of the Americas i.e. Kaffeklubben island, which is the mainly northerly location of land on Earth. The southernmost end is the islands of Southern Thule, even though they are at times considered component of Antarctica. The mainland of the Americas is the world’s greatest and longest north-to-south region. The distance involving its two polar edges, the Boothia Peninsula in northern Canada and Cape Froward in Chilean Patagonia, is generally 14,000 km.

The mainland’s for the most westerly point is the ending of the Seward Peninsula in Alaska; Attu Island, moreover the Alaskan coastline to the west, is measured the westernmost end of the Americas. Ponta do Seixas in northeastern Brazil creates the easternmost boundary of the mainland, whereas Nordostrundingen, in Greenland, is the the majority eastely point of the continental region.

Americas Continent

North America Caribbean Central America
South America