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In Which Continent Is Jamaica?

Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer

Our planet Earth has a unique geographical structure, I’m sure that my geo friends will agree!

The most magical places on Earth can be found in little islands like Bermuda and in very large lands like Russia.

Isn’t nature something? It simply has no limits or boundaries!

One unique geographical aspect of Mother Earth is it’s seven continents.

A continent, by the way, is considered to be a large land mass on the earth’s surface surrounded by large bodies of water. The seven continents of the World are:

1. North America
2. South America
3. Asia
4. Africa
5. Australia
6. Europe &
7. Antarctica

So now to your question, "In Which Continent Is Jamaica?"?

Believe it or not, some individuals would say that Jamaica is not a part of a continent because it’s a Caribbean Island.

But, this is not the case.

Jamaica is actually a part of the continent of North America.

When most people think of Northern America, the United States and Canada usually come to mind. But, North America spans beyond those two countries.

By the way, Did you know that?

  1. North America is named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci?

  2. North America covers 16.5% of the world’s landmass.
    Interesting right?

    Having a land area of approximately 9,540,000 square miles, North America is the world’s third-largest continent.

  3. North America is enclosed by three oceans.
    Arctic Ocean in the north, Atlantic Ocean in the east and the Pacific Ocean in the south and west of the continent.

  4. The country of Greenland, which is also a part of North America, is the biggest island in the world.

  5. Jamaica is just one of 23 independent countries and 9 dependent countries in North America?

    The 23 independent countries are:
    1. Antigua and Barbuda
    2. Barbados
    3. Belize
    4. Canada
    5. Costa Rica
    6. Cuba
    7. Dominica
    8. El Salvador
    9. Grenada
    10. Guatemala
    11. Haiti
    12. Honduras
    13. Jamaica
    14. Mexico
    15. Nicaragua
    16. Panama
    17. Saint Kitts and Nevis
    18. Saint Lucia
    19. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    20. The Bahamas
    21. The Dominican Republic
    22. The United States of America
    23. Trinidad and Tobago

    Here are the 9 dependent countries
    1. Anguilla (UK)
    2. Bermuda (United Kingdom)
    3. British Virgin Islands (UK)
    4. Cayman Islands (UK)
    5. Greenland (Denmark)
    6. Montserrat (UK)
    7. Puerto Rico (USA)
    8. Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)
    9. United States Virgin Islands (USA)

Now you know :-)

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