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America, second largest isolated landmass of the earth, comprising the two continents of the western hemisphere, North America and South America. America is a common designation for either or both North America and South America, for the western hemisphere as a whole, and for the United States of America.
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Select a country or location from the list below or to the left to see the hotels and motels throughout North America, that have reservations available through our network. Other countries are listed near the top of this page.
- Canada - The Canadian Provinces, land areas in the northern region of North America.
- Mexico - The Mexican Territories, land areas in the southern region of North America
- United States - The United States, land areas in the centre of North America,
Divided into Five Geographical Regions as below . . .
- Gulf Coast States - AL, FL, KY, LA, MS, TX
- Northeast - CT, DE, IN, ME, MD, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WV
- Northwest - AK, ID, IL, IA, MN, MO, ND, OR, SD, WA, WI
- South Atlantic Coast - AR, DC, GA, NC, SC, TN, VA
- Southwest - AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, MT, NE, NM, NV, OK, UT, WY
South America - Index
- Argentina - Argentina or Argentine Republic, federal republic in southern South America
- Bolivia - Bolivia, republic in central South America
- Brazil - Brazil (Portuguese Brasil), federal republic, the largest country in South America
- Chile - Chile, republic in southwestern South America,
- Colombia - Colombia, republic in South America, situated in the northwestern part of the continent
- Ecuador - Ecuador, republic in northwestern South America
- French Guiana - French Guiana, overseas department of France, on the northeastern coast
- Guyana - Guyana, in full Co-operative Republic of Guyana, republic on the northern coast
- Paraguay - Paraguay, inland republic in South America,
- Peru - Peru, country in west central South America,
- St. Helena - Saint Helena, island, British dependency of Saint Helena, also includes Ascension
- Suriname - Suriname, formerly Dutch Guiana, a republic of northeastern South America
- Uruguay - Uruguay, (República Oriental del Uruguay), republic in east central South America
- Venezuela - Venezuela, republic in South America
Central America - Index
- Belize - Belize, independent state, northeastern Central America
- Costa Rica - Costa Rica, republic in southern Central America,
- El Salvador - El Salvador, republic in northeastern Central America,
- Guatemala - Guatemala, republic of Central America,
- Honduras - Honduras, republic in Central America,
- Nicaragua - Nicaragua, largest republic of Central America
- Panama - Panama, republic, in the isthmus linking South America with Central & North America
The entire western hemisphere is often called the Americas. The word first appeared in Cosmographiae Introductio, (Introduction to Cosmography), edited and published in 1507 by the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller.
The name was derived from Americus, the Latinized given name of the Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci, whose expeditions to the New World are described in the work. As used by Waldseemüller, America specifically referred to the lands discovered by Christopher Columbus, Vespucci, and other early explorers of the West Indies and the northeastern coast of the southern continent. The Flemish geographer Gerardus Mercator first used the word to indicate all the western hemisphere on a map of the world published in 1538.
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