The Americas, also known as "America," are lands of the western hemisphere, composed of numerous entities and regions variably defined by geography, politics, and culture.
The Americas are recognized in the English-speaking world as comprising two separate continents: North America and South America.
Global map representation of the Americas geopolitical region
The Americas are also considered to comprise a single continent named America in parts of Europe, Latin America, and some other areas.
North America - when used to denote less than the entire North American continent, this term may include Canada, Mexico and the United States, or just Canada and the United States together.
North America may also include the dependencies of Bermuda (U.K.), Greenland (Denmark), and Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France).
Central America may sometimes be defined only to include the five countries that gained independence as the United Provinces of Central America. This definition excludes Belize and Panama.
South America - contains the nations of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the French overseas department of French Guiana.
South America also includes the insular territories of the Falkland Islands (U.K.), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (U.K.), Fernando de Noronha (Brazil), Trindade and Martim Vaz (Brazil), the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador), and the Juan Fernández Islands (Chile).
Linguistically and culturally, Latin America usually refers to the region of the Americas where Romance languages derived from Latin - namely Spanish, Portuguese, and variably French - are officially or primarily spoken.
Political map of the Latin America and Caribbean region