North America is continent. It is not a country. There are forty-five sovereign entities on the geological continent of North America. There are twenty-two independent states. They are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Dominica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and United States of America. In addition, there are twenty-three territories that are dependencies of other countries. They are, with the governing country in parentheses, Anguilla (UK), Aruba (Netherlands), Bermuda (UK), Bonaire (Netherlands), British Virgin Islands (UK), Cayman islands (UK), Curaçao (Netherlands), Federal Dependencies of Venezuela (Venezuela), Greenland (Denmark), Guadeloupe (France), Martinique (France), Montserrat (UK), Nueva Esparto (Venezuela), Puerto Rico (USA), Saba (Netherlands), Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Martin (France), Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France), San Andrés and Providencia (Colombia), Sint Eustatius (Netherlands), Sint Maarten (Netherlands), Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) and United States Virgin Islands (USA).