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There are 23 countries in North America, along with their capitals. The country with the highest GDP is the United States, followed by Canada and Mexico. Bermuda has the highest GDP per capita, followed by the United States and Canada.
Read on as I reveal all you need to know about North American Countries and their Capitals and GDP.
North America, nestled between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, is a continent of diverse cultures, languages and landscapes. From the skyscrapers of New York City to the ancient ruins of Mexico, North America is no doubt a place for all, whether for tourism or residency.
In this article, I’ll list all the North American countries and their capitals and then look into each country’s GDP. So, let’s begin the journey to North America to see what’s on the map and learn economics; it promises to be interesting.
North American Countries and Their Capitals
The table below shows all the North American Countries and their capitals as well as their official language spoken, currency and where it is on the cardinal point of North America.
|S/N||Country||Capital||Official Language||Currency||Cardinal Point|
|1||Canada||Ottawa||English/French||Canadian Dollar (CAD)||North|
|2||United States||Washington D.C.||English||United States Dollar (USD)||North|
|3||Mexico||Mexico City||Spanish||Mexican Peso (MXN)||South|
|4||Guatemala||Guatemala City||Spanish||Guatemalan Quetzal (GTQ)||South|
|5||Belize||Belmopan||English||Belize Dollar (BZD)||East|
|6||El Savador||San Salvador||Spanish||United States Dollar (USD)||South|
|7||Honduras||Tegucigalpa||Spanish||Honduran Lempira (HNL)||South|
|8||Costa Rica||San Jose||Spanish||Costa Rican Colon||South|
|9||Nicaragua||Managua||Spanish||Nicaraguan Cordoba (NIO)||South|
|10||Panama||Panama City||Spanish||Panamanian Balboa (PAB)||South|
|11||Cuba||Havana||Spanish||Cuban Peso (CUP)||North|
|12||Dominican Republic||Santo Domingo||Spanish||Dominican Peso (DOP)||North|
|13||Haiti||Port-au-Prince||Haitian Creole/French||Haitian Gourde (HTG)||North|
|14||Jamaica||Kingston||English||Jamaican Dollar (JMD)||North|
|15||Puerto Rico||San Juan||Spanish/English||United States Dollar (USD)||North|
|16||Bahamas||Nassau||English||Bahamian Dollar (BSD)||North|
|17||Trinidad and Tobago||Port of Spain||English||Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD)||South|
|18||Barbados||Bridgetown||English||Barbadian Dollar (BBD)||East|
|19||Saint Lucia||Castries||English||East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)||East|
|20||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Kingstown||English||East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)||East|
|21||Antigua and Barbuda||Saint John’s||English||East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)||East|
|22||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Basseterre||English||East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)||East|
|23||Grenada||St. George’s||English||East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)||East|
Knowing the North American countries and their capitals, let’s dive into each country’s GDP.
North American Countries and their GDP
Gross domestic product (GDP) represents the total value of all goods and services from a nation in a given year. Nominal GDP estimates sorted countries in North America based on 2023 data from the World Economic Outlook by the International Monetary Fund.
|S/N||Worldrank||Country||2023 GDP (nominal)millions of international dollar|
|11||113||Trinidad and Tobago||28,223|
|19||178||Antigua and Barbuda||1,864|
|21||184||Saint Kitts and Nevis||1,052|
|22||185||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||1,039|
From the above table, the United States has the largest economy in North America, comprising over 86% of the continent’s gross domestic product, followed by Canada and Mexico. The United States stands out as an economic powerhouse because of its high GDP compared to other countries.
Fun Facts About North American Countries and Their Capitals
- Ottawa is the second coldest national capital in the world, after Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
- The Rideau Canal that runs through Ottawa becomes the world’s longest ice skating rink in winter.
- Washington, D.C., is not part of any state and is a federal district.
- Mexico City was built over the ruins of the ancient Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. The city is sinking about 10 inches per year due to groundwater extraction.
- Belmopan is one of the newest national capitals in the world, established in 1970.
- El Salvador is the most densely populated country and the smallest in Central America.
- Nicaragua has the largest freshwater lake in Central America, Lake Nicaragua.
- Panama City is the only capital city with a rainforest within its limits, known as the Metropolitan Nature Park.
- The Panama Canal, a significant engineering marvel, connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
FAQs on North American countries and their capitals
What is the Largest Country in North America by Land Area?
The largest country in North America by land area is Canada. Its land area is approximately 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles). It stretches from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east.
Which North American Country has the Highest Population?
The United States has the highest population among North American countries. As of 2023, the estimated population of the United States is around 340 million people.
What is the Strongest Country in North America?
The United States of America is the strongest country in North America. It holds the world’s most dominant economy.
North America Has How Many Countries?
There are 23 Countries in North America, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and many island nations in the Caribbean Sea.
We’ve explored North American countries and their capitals and seen their economy. We also stopped by to learn about their currency, spoken languages and where each country is located on the continent’s cardinal point.
As you step back into your world, understand that this information is not just for you to know; it’s for you to add your notes and make the song even more beautiful. Explore and Learn from reality! North America is waiting with open arms!
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