North America is the third largest continent of the world, consisting mainly of three nations and the biggest island in the world: Canada, Mexico, United States, and Greenland. With over 579 million people in 23 independent states, over 77% of North America's population consider themselves Christians. This makes it the home to the largest Christian community in the world.
Most North Americans know and speak diverse European languages like English, Spanish, or French. Diversity is also felt in the climate. The enormous width of the continent in the higher latitudes has led to a great extension of Arctic and cold temperate climates. In contrast, the tapering south has greatly reduced the area under tropical climates.