6 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About North America | Top Universities

6 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About North America

By Sofia Konstantzou

Updated March 23, 2021 Updated March 23, 2021

What was the US’s population in 1776? Just how many time zones does the immense expanse of Canada span? Where was the green ink used for American money invented? Scroll down our infographic and discover the answers to these and more surprising facts about North America.

Home to many of the world’s top universities and boasting a huge number of international students from the world over, the US and Canada consititute two of the most popular study abroad destinations. Therefore, if you smile while reading these surprising facts and you feel that studying in North America would be a good option for you, you might also want to check out the region’s top universities based on the QS World University Rankings® 2015/16. Enjoy and get inspired!

You may also be interested in our surprising facts about Latin America, Europe and Australia.

Infographic by Georgia Philippou for TopUniversities.com.


This article was originally published in November 2015 . It was last updated in March 2021

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Sofia formerly worked for QS's social media team. She holds a Master of Arts in Brands, Communication and Culture from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is originally from Athens, Greece.

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