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Where are the Americas?

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North America and South America combined are known as Americas. The name America was first recorded in 1507 in what is believed to be the first globe by Martin Waldseemueller.

Waldseemueller named the landmass after Amerigo Vespucci who helped Waldseemueller the lands that were being explored.

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The Americas comprise three large regions which are:

  1. North America (Canada & United States of America)
  2. Carribean (a mix of English, Dutch & Creole speaking countries in the Carribean Sea)
  3. Latin America (nations which speak Spanish & Portuegese)

Americas has 35 sovereign states all of which are members of the United Nations and Organization of American States.