The continent of North America is located in the Northern Hemisphere and almost completely in the Western Hemisphere. It has a land mass of approximately 9,450,000 sqaure miles and occupying 4.8% of Earth's surface. This also makes it Earth's third largest continent. North America can be devided into three major regions including Northern America, Central America, and Caribbean. It is also made up of 38 territories including the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Greenland, Bermuda, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, and Grenada.