The Americas are home to some 859 million people, 495 million of whom live in North America and 352 million in South America. Two of the world's five most populous countries, the USA and Brazil, are to be found there, whilst Mexico has the 11th highest population in the world.
Since its discovery by Europeans the American population has changed drastically. The Indigenous Amerindians, Inuit, and Aleuts, have been joined by Europeans, Africans and Asians, and from this cosmopolitan environment the modern Americans have arisen.
This once isolated landmass has become a melting pot for different cultures which has resulted in the birth of new countries. This quiz will tell you a little more about those countries and the flags used to represent them.