Also known as the New World, the Americas consists of the two continental landmasses, North and South America. It is considered by some to be a single continent and is taught as such in most Spanish speaking countries.
The Americas are also regarded as one continent by the Association of National Olympic Committees. On their symbol of five rings each one represents a continent - Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.
Whether it is one continent or two, the New World is home to 35 sovereign states and 23 foreign territories. Find out a little more about some of them in this enlightening quiz.