Americas

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Area 42,549,000 km2
Contains Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Argentina, Aruba, Barbados, Saint Barthélemy, Bermuda, Bolivia, Caribbean Netherlands, Brazil, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Grenada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, South Georgia and South Sandwich, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Martinique, Montserrat, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Suriname, El Salvador, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands
Population 953700000

The Americas, or America, also known as the New World, are the combined continental landmasses of North America and South America, in the Western Hemisphere. Along with their associated islands, they cover 8.3% of the Earth's total surface area (28.4% of its land area). The topography is dominated by the American Cordillera, a long chain of mountains that run the length of the west coast. The flatter eastern side of the Americas is dominated by large river basins, such as the Amazon, Mississippi, and La Plata. Since the Americas extend 14,000 km (8,700 mi) from north to south, the climate and ecology vary widely, from the arctic tundra of Northern Canada, Greenland, and Alaska, to the tropical rain forests in Central America and South America.

We divide Americas into North America, Latin America, and Caribbean.

OER in Americas: Map

Total number of Open Education Initiatives in Americas on Sunday, 5 April 2020 at 15:45 = 136 , of which:

  • 66 are MOOC
  • 70 are OER

Initiatives per million = 0.14

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For a tabulation see Open Education Initiatives in Americas


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