North America is the territory bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Pacific to the South. All in all, there are 23 nations and states in North America, with Canada being the largest, followed closely by the United States. It is easy to forget just how immense Canada is, and how much of it is made up of sparsely inhabited land. Perhaps tellingly, an area comparable in size to that of the USA, Canada has ten times fewer inhabitants. From icy, arid plains to tropical shores, North America exemplifies within it all climates found elsewhere on our planet and is home to countless kinds of plants and animals. While one visit certainly won’t be enough to cover a lot of the continent, you can always come back for more.