North America is the third largest continent in
area and the fourth ranked in population. It is bounded on the
north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic
Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the
North Pacific Ocean. It covers an area of 9,355,000 square miles
(24,230,000 square kilometers). In 2001 its population was
estimated at 454,225,000.