List of sovereign states and dependent territories in North America
This is an alphabetical list of sovereign states and dependent territories in North America
. This list uses the most inclusive definition of North America, which covers the landmass north of the Panama
border, and the islands of the Caribbean
. North America is the northern continent
of the Americas
situated in Earth
's Northern Hemisphere
and almost totally in the Western Hemisphere
. It is bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean
, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean
, on the southeast by the Caribbean Sea
, and on the west by the North Pacific Ocean
; South America
lies to the southeast.
This section contains areas that are not sovereign states, but are not part of the sovereign states listed above. This includes dependent territories and integral areas of a primarily non-North American state.
Dependencies that are not internationally recognized, or not in effect, are listed in italics.