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Northern hemisphere

half of Earth that is north of the equator
Northern Hemisphere: North America and the top part of South America (left); Eurasia and the top of Africa (right)

The Northern hemisphere is the part of the planet that is north of the equator. It has about 90 percent of 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 europe 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.

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