Northern Hemisphere

part of Earth that lies north of the equator

The Northern Hemisphere is the part of the planet that is north of the equator. It has about 90 percent 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; India, China, and the United States, are in the Northern Hemisphere.

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