Northern Hemisphere

half of Earth that is north of the equator

The Northern Hemisphere is the part of the planet that is north of the equator. It has about 90% of the world's population and most of the world's land. All of North America and Europe are in the Northern Hemisphere. Most of Asia, two-thirds of Africa and 10 percent of South America are also in this hemisphere. The three largest countries by population; China, India, and the United States, are in the Northern Hemisphere.

Northern Hemisphere: North America and the top part of South America (left); Eurasia and the top of Africa (right)

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