North American Geographical Oddity

You’re standing on the mainland of North America — not on an island. From where you are, you can travel due East, and you’ll come to the Pacific Ocean. If you travel due West, however, you will come to the Atlantic Ocean. What’s more, this is true for a relatively large percentage of locations in the country where you are located — a greater percentage than would be the case for any other country on the North American continent, if there even are others.

In what country are you standing?

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panama

You’re in Panama! Now, before anyone protests that Panama is in Central America, not North America, let me point out that Central America is part of the North American continent, just as Europe and India are part of the Eurasian continent. (Yes, I looked them up.)

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