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Old June 30th, 2010, 02:06 AM   #21
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I'm always extra surprised when someone from Mexico does not know that Panama is in North America!
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Old June 30th, 2010, 02:43 AM   #22
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Old June 30th, 2010, 02:58 AM   #23
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Dude, Panama is in north America. Canada, the United States, Mexico, central America, the Caribbean, and Greenland make up north America. This is very basic grade school geography.


All that is true but disclaimer: "ACCORDING TO AMERICANS"

However as can be seen in this list as with most Caribbean islands, if you ask many of people in the islands they say "Central America" since much of the Caribbean is on the Caribbean/Central America tectonic plate and regard North America as pretty much only Canada and the United States..

The Caribbean largely doesn't sit on the North American plate if you actually research it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean_P…

Also according to that list on National Geographic it lists both Barbados and Trinidad as being North American however there's a flaw. Trinidad is on the South American plate and at their closest point they're a mere 7-8 miles off the coast of Venezuela.. (Tobago though is on the Caribbean plate.) Barbados is east of the Windwards and actually rests on the South American plate that goes out into the Atlantic Ocean.

Because of technicalities some in Europe have started to call North & South America as "The Americas" leaving out North and South. Panama is another country that is North and South American at the same time.

Cuba is in North America. However the reason you're seeing a lot of "Central America" on here is just because it is difference of culture and opinion.

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Old June 30th, 2010, 04:04 AM   #24
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All that is true but disclaimer: "ACCORDING TO AMERICANS"

However as can be seen in this list as with most Caribbean islands, if you ask many of people in the islands they say "Central America" since much of the Caribbean is on the Caribbean/Central America tectonic plate and regard North America as pretty much only Canada and the United States..
Plates aren't continents! Primary plates: African Plate, Antarctic Plate, Eurasian Plate, Indo-Australian Plate, North American Plate, Pacific Plate, South American Plate. Secondary plates: Arabian Plate, Caribbean Plate, Cocos Plate, Juan de Fuca Plate, Nazca Plate, Philippine Sea Plate, Scotia Plate. Then there are a multitude of tertiary plates. There is no such thing as the Pacific continent, for example.

Central America is just a region of the north American continent. Eastern Europe is in Europe, West Africa is in Africa, and central America is in north America.

We should never be dictated based on what some people believe to be true, but rather what text books say. Lots of people think Australia is a continent too, but that doesn't make it correct.
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Old June 30th, 2010, 04:42 AM   #25
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Panama City is NOT in North America... North America = CAN + USA + MEX (and just maybe Cuba)



for me the top beautiful cities are:

1 New York City
2 Quebec
3 Mexico City
Hey dude, panama city is located in north of florida.

for me are:

Miami
Washignton
Vancouver
San fco
Savannah,Ga.
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Old June 30th, 2010, 04:50 AM   #26
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We should never be dictated based on what some people believe to be true, but rather what text books say. Lots of people think Australia is a continent too, but that doesn't make it correct.
True but text books are largely based on people's beliefs( doctrines, customs, ethics, etc), too. Simply because somebody wrote it in a book does not make it true. Your text books tend to emphasize the geopolitical and cultural divide more so than they do in my country. Where I am from all geographical sources list FIVE continents, namely Eurasia, Australia, Africa, Antarctica ... and The Americas

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Old June 30th, 2010, 04:55 AM   #27
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I don't know about your text book, but my text book always said that there are FIVE continents, namely Eurasia, Australia, Africa, Antarctica ... and The Americas
Mine said basically the same thing, but mentioned that Eurasia is often broken down into Europe and Asia, while America is often broken down into north America, and south America.

Our text books never talk of Australia as a continent, but the largest country in Australasia.

Plates were studied as well, but it was made clear that a plate and a continent aren't the same thing.
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1. Yellowk... oops... sorry... Vancouver
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Old June 30th, 2010, 09:03 AM   #30
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God there are some retards in this thread.

North America includes EVERYTHING from Panama upwards. Panama is part of North America, just as every Caribbean island is part of North America as well.

Anyways, Guanajuato is gorgeous. The most beautiful city in Mexico by far. I love San Miguel de Allende as well.
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Old June 30th, 2010, 11:43 AM   #31
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Dude, Panama is in north America. Canada, the United States, Mexico, central America, the Caribbean, and Greenland make up north America. This is very basic grade school geography. Continents refer to the large land masses on our planet, not culture, economy, politics, or any other characteristic.

It's shocking how many people don't know the continents. Isn't that the first thing the teacher does in geography class?

Maybe this will help you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America

well seems like that version of NA including Central America, is teached just in some countries... in spanish Wikipedia (as well as most books and encyclopedies in spanish), North America is just this:

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Old June 30th, 2010, 08:14 PM   #32
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Out of the cities I've visited:

1) Havana - gorgeous Spanish colonial buildings in th old parts that have been restored. (There are many older areas that are still crumbling and newer areas that aren't as pretty).

2) Quebec City - French European looking old town within the wall.

3) Ottawa - tourist areas along the river have well manicured gardens and lots of chateaux-style buildings.

New York is many great things, but I would never describe it as beautiful. I also like to differentiate between a beautiful setting and the actual CITY being beautiful, which eliminates Vancouver.

I hope to visit some of the more historic cities in Mexico soon, so that may change my ranking.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 05:28 AM   #33
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Dude, Panama is in north America. Canada, the United States, Mexico, central America, the Caribbean, and Greenland make up north America. This is very basic grade school geography. Continents refer to the large land masses on our planet, not culture, economy, politics, or any other characteristic.

It's shocking how many people don't know the continents. Isn't that the first thing the teacher does in geography class?

Maybe this will help you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America

In the French Wikipedia entry for North America, just as in the Spanish-speaking world, North America only includes Canada, the USA and Mexico. The rest other countries are part of "Central America". This is what we learned in grade school in Quebec. I guess it's a "what English-speakers learn" vs "what the rest-of-the-world learns" type of debate...


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Central America is not a continent, folks. "Central America" is still North America.
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There are 7 Continents

1. Asia
2. Europe
3. Africa
4. North America
5. South America
6. Oceania/Australia
7. Antarctica

No Central America.
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1. Yellowk... oops... sorry... Vancouver
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You moved! Welcome to Ontario. Hope you're enjoying life in the South.
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Will anybody ever accept that in the English speaking world, North and South America make up 2 continents, while in the Spanish speaking world there's only one continent, and three sub-continents in the Americas? Seeing as this is an English speaking part of the forum, its only being polite and respectful to go by the English-speaking world's view of the continents.
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Is this thread going anywhere, or is it just going to be a Battle of the Wikipedia Entries?
Generally, our members from Panama, who are not part of the English Speaking World, rather forcefully assert that Panama is part of North America. For the purposes of peace, why don't we just drop the argument and get back to photos. Thanks.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 05:54 PM   #39
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There are 7 Continents

1. Asia
2. Europe
3. Africa
4. North America
5. South America
6. Oceania/Australia
7. Antarctica

No Central America.
Yeah, true, there are 7 continents.
But that doesn't solve the question where those continents are:




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