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North America
NORTH AMERICA is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas
Americas
. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
, and to the southeast by South America
South America
and the Caribbean Sea
Caribbean Sea
. North America
North America
covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,540,000 square miles), about 16.5% of the earth's land area and about 4.8% of its total surface
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Matthias Ringmann
MATTHIAS RINGMANN (also known as PHILESIUS VOGESIGENA or RINGMANNUS PHILESIUS; 1482 – 1511) was an Alsatian cartographer and humanist poet . Along with fellow cartographer Martin Waldseemüller , he is credited with drafting the first world map that named America as a land mass. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Grammatica Figurata * 3 Notes * 4 Bibliography * 5 References * 6 External links BIOGRAPHY This section DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES . Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed . (May 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message )Ringmann was born in Eichhoffen , Alsace
Alsace
in 1482. He became a schoolmaster and was often described as a poet . Around 1503, Ringmann visited Italy
Italy
. There, he learned about the newly discovered western lands and the explorations that took place within them
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Western Hemisphere
The WESTERN HEMISPHERE is a geographical term for the half of the earth which lies west of the Prime meridian
Prime meridian
(which crosses Greenwich
Greenwich
, UK ) and east of the antimeridian . The other half is called the Eastern Hemisphere
Eastern Hemisphere
. In this sense, the Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
consists of the Americas
Americas
, the western portions of Eurasia
Eurasia
and Africa
Africa
, the extreme eastern tip of Russia
Russia
, numerous territories in Oceania
Oceania
, and a portion of Antarctica , while excluding some of the Aleutian Islands
Aleutian Islands
to the southwest of the Alaskan mainland
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Greater Los Angeles Area
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
* Long Beach * Riverside Coordinates: 35°03′25″N 118°15′00″W / 35.0569°N 118.2500°W / 35.0569; -118.2500 Coordinates : 35°03′25″N 118°15′00″W / 35.0569°N 118.2500°W / 35.0569; -118.2500 COUNTRY United States of America STATE
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Greater Mexico City
GREATER MEXICO CITY refers to the conurbation around Mexico City
Mexico City
, officially called VALLEY OF MEXICO METROPOLITAN AREA (Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México), constituted by Mexico
Mexico
City itself composed of 16 Municipalities —and 41 adjacent municipalities of the states of Mexico
Mexico
and Hidalgo . For normative purposes, however, Greater Mexico City
Mexico City
most commonly refers to the METROPOLITAN AREA OF THE VALLEY OF MEXICO (Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México) an agglomeration that incorporates 18 additional municipalities. As of 2010 Census, Greater Mexico City
Mexico City
had a population just over 20 million, making it the largest metropolitan area in North America just ahead of the New York metropolitan area
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Caribbean Sea
The CARIBBEAN SEA (Spanish : Mar Caribe; French : Mer des Caraïbes Dutch : Caraïbische Zee) is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
in the tropics of the Western Hemisphere. It is bounded by Mexico
Mexico
and Central America to the west and south west, to the north by the Greater Antilles
Antilles
starting with Cuba
Cuba
, to the east by the Lesser Antilles , and to the south by the north coast of South America. The entire area of the Caribbean
Caribbean
Sea, the numerous islands of the West Indies
West Indies
, and adjacent coasts, are collectively known as the Caribbean
Caribbean
. The Caribbean
Caribbean
Sea
Sea
is one of the largest seas and has an area of about 2,754,000 km2 (1,063,000 sq mi)
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Transatlantic Migrations
TRANSATLANTIC MIGRATION refers to the movement of people across the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
in order to settle on the continents of North and South America. It usually refers to migrations after Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
' voyage to the Americas in 1492. For earlier American migration, see the article on: Models of migration to the New World . CONTENTS * 1 16th to 18th century * 2 19th century onward * 3 See also * 4 References 16TH TO 18TH CENTURY * The European colonization of the Americas
European colonization of the Americas
—from 1836 to 1914, over 30 million Europeans migrated to the United States
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Miami Metropolitan Area
The MIAMI METROPOLITAN AREA, also known as the GREATER MIAMI AREA or SOUTH FLORIDA, is the 67th largest metropolitan area in the world and the eighth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is entirely located in the southern portion of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Florida . With 6,066,387 inhabitants as of 2016, the Miami
Miami
metropolitan area is the most populous in Florida
Florida
and second largest in the Southeastern United States . The metropolitan area is defined by the Office of Management and Budget as the MIAMI-FORT LAUDERDALE-WEST PALM BEACH, FL (MSA), consisting of Miami-Dade , Broward , and Palm Beach counties, a metropolitan statistical area used for statistical purposes by the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
and other agencies. Its land area is 6,137 sq. mi (15,890 km2)
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Northern Hemisphere
Coordinates : 90°0′0″N 0°0′0″E / 90.00000°N 0.00000°E / 90.00000; 0.00000 Northern Hemisphere highlighted in blue. The hemispheres appear to be unequal in this image due to Antarctica
Antarctica
not being shown, but in reality are the same size. Northern Hemisphere
Northern Hemisphere
from above the North Pole
North Pole
The NORTHERN HEMISPHERE is the half of Earth
Earth
that is north of the equator . For other planets in the Solar System
Solar System
, north is defined as being in the same celestial hemisphere relative to the invariable plane of the solar system as Earth's North
North
pole
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Amerigo Vespucci
AMERIGO VESPUCCI (Italian pronunciation: ; March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) was an Italian explorer , financier , navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil
Brazil
and the West Indies did not represent Asia's eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbus\' voyages , but instead constituted an entirely separate landmass hitherto unknown to people of the Old World
Old World
. Colloquially referred to as the New World
New World
, this second super continent came to be termed " Americas
Americas
", deriving its name from Americus, the Latin
Latin
version of Vespucci's first name
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Chicago Metropolitan Area
The CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA, or CHICAGOLAND, is the metropolitan area that includes the city of Chicago
Chicago
, Illinois
Illinois
, and its suburbs. With an estimated population of 9.4 million people, it is the third largest metropolitan area in the United States
United States
. The Chicago
Chicago
metropolitan area is one of the world’s largest and most diversified economies, with more than four million employees and generating an annual gross regional product (GRP) of over $561 billion. The region is home to more than 400 major corporate headquarters, including 31 in the Fortune 500
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Martin Waldseemüller
MARTIN WALDSEEMüLLER (Latinized as MARTINUS ILACOMYLUS, ILACOMILUS or HYLACOMYLUS; 11 September 1470 – 16 March 1520) was a German cartographer . He and Matthias Ringmann are credited with the first recorded usage of the word America , on the 1507 map Universalis Cosmographia in honour of the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci . CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 See also * 3 Notes * 4 References * 5 External links LIFEWaldseemüller was born in Wolfenweiler near Freiburg im Breisgau (his mother came from Radolfzell ) and he studied at the University of Freiburg
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Demonym
A DEMONYM (/ˈdɛmənɪm/ ; δῆμος dẽmos "people, tribe", ὄόνομα ónoma "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place. It is a neologism (i.e., a recently minted term); previously GENTILIC was recorded in English dictionaries, e.g., the Oxford
Oxford
English Dictionary and Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary. Examples of demonyms include a Swahili for a person of the Swahili coast , the colloquial Kiwi for a person from New Zealand
New Zealand
, and a Cochabambino for a person from the city of Cochabamba
Cochabamba
. Demonyms do not always clearly distinguish place of origin or ethnicity from place of residence or citizenship, and many demonyms overlap with the ethnonym for the ethnically dominant group of a region
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Delaware Valley
The DELAWARE VALLEY is the valley through which the Delaware
Delaware
River flows. By extension, this toponym is commonly used to refer to GREATER PHILADELPHIA or PHILADELPHIA METROPOLITAN AREA ("the Delaware
Delaware
Valley Metropolitan Area"), which straddles the Lower Delaware
Delaware
River just north of its estuary . The Delaware
Delaware
Valley
Valley
Metropolitan Area is located at the southern part of the Northeast megalopolis and as such, the Delaware
Delaware
Valley
Valley
can be described as either a metropolitan statistical area (MSA), or as a broader combined statistical area (CSA)
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List Of Urban Areas By Population
This is a list of contiguous urban areas of the world ordered according to population as of 2014/2015. The figures here have been taken from Demographia 's " World
World
Urban Areas" study. CONTENTS * 1 Definitions and issues * 2 Urban areas (population over 1,000,000) * 3 Number of urban areas by country in 2016 * 4 See also * 5 References and notes * 6 External links DEFINITIONS AND ISSUES For more details on definitions, see World\'s largest cities . Demographia defines an urban area (urbanized area agglomeration or urban centre) as a continuously built up land mass of urban development that is within a labor market (i.e. metropolitan area or metropolitan region), without regard for administrative boundaries (i.e. municipality , city or commune )
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Greater Houston
HOUSTON–THE WOODLANDS–SUGAR LAND is the fifth-most populous metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States, encompassing nine counties along the Gulf Coast of the state of Texas
Texas
. Colloquially referred to as GREATER HOUSTON, the 10,000-square-mile (26,000 km2) region is centered around Harris County , the third-most populous county in the nation, which contains the city of Houston —the largest economic and cultural center of the South —with a population of 2.3 million. Greater Houston
Houston
is part of the Texas
Texas
Triangle megaregion alongside the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex
Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex
, Greater Austin , and Greater San Antonio
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