South America is a continent with its landmass mostly in the Southern Hemisphere. Despite its size, it has a smaller population compared to its neighbour North America. Regions of America considered a subcontinent of America because there are Spanish and Portuguese-speaking.
This vast landmass includes twelve sovereign states: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Belize, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, French Guiana. Also, South America considers the ABC islands of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Falkland Islands (a British Overseas Territory), Trinidad and Tobago, Galapagos Islands and Panama part of the continent.
North America is a continent within the Northern Hemisphere. It is described as the northern subcontinent of the Americas. Ocean Borders by the Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, to the end of the Caribbean Sea, and to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean.
North America covers an area of about 9,540,000 square miles. This is about 16.5% of the Earth’s land area. In 2013, it had a population estimated at nearly 579 million people spread across 23 independent states. Alaska, Canada, USA make up the greatest area of landmasses.