Welcome to the biggest mall in North America! [Capital letter 'N']

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Hi, In the sentence "Welcome to the biggest mall in North America!" why is the letter n in the capital form? It is chosen from a book.
  • Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    It is the name of the continent, and is always capitalised.

    Even commonly used unofficial names of regions are almost always capitalised, such as the Middle East and South East Asia.


    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    North America is a name given to a continent in the seven continent geographic model, which is the one generally used in the English-speaking world. Some other languages and cultures use other models with different numbers and different definitions of continents. I don't know which one you use.

    North America is a name in that system. Everything above Panama, including Panama, is North America.

    north America is a description identifying the northern section of some place called America. It's not a name, like North America is. We would be more likely to describe it as northern America if that's what we meant.
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