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Q: Land Mass of America ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Land Mass of America
Category: Science
Asked by: clinton-ga
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Posted: 05 Mar 2004 22:11 PST
Expires: 04 Apr 2004 23:11 PDT
Question ID: 313975
What is the land mass of America in square kilometres? (please provide
an authoritive source (a web link will be fine) to verify this)

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 05 Mar 2004 22:25 PST
Are you looking for figures for North America only, South America
only, or U.S.A. only?

Clarification of Question by clinton-ga on 05 Mar 2004 22:28 PST
North America only, thanks.
Subject: Re: Land Mass of America
Answered By: robertskelton-ga on 06 Mar 2004 01:25 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there,

According to the Encyclopędia Britannica:

"third in size among the world's continents, lying for the most part
between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer. It extends for
more than 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometres) to within 500 miles of both
the North Pole and the Equator and has an east-west extent of 5,000
miles. It covers an area of 9,355,000 square miles (24,230,000 square

Search keywords:

"north america" "million sq miles"

Best wishes,
clinton-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
thanking you...

Subject: Re: Land Mass of America
From: neilzero-ga on 06 Mar 2004 10:35 PST
5000 miles East to West seems like too much unless that includes the
Allutian Island chain of islands and Labrador. 5000 by 2000 miles
would be 10 million square miles if North America were a rectangle.  

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