Geopolitical Regions of the Americas

The Americas

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 region

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.

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 Latin America and Caribbean

Political map of the Latin America and Caribbean region