United States Geographical Map

United States is situated in continent  North  America ranked 3rd area wise with total 9,826,675 sq km and coastline 19,920 km. United States is smaller than Russia and Canada in total area, but are larger than Brazil. The United States shares land borders with Canada and Mexico and maritime borders with Russia, Cuba, and the Bahamas and also Canada and Mexico. The Highest point is Denali and the lowest point is Badwater Basin.  America is named after the Italian explorer, Amerigo Vespucci.  The United States holds many areas for the use and enjoyment of the public like Yellowstone national park. Currency of USA is US Dollar. Languages spoken are English (82%), Spanish (11%) and rest others. National day of USA is 4th July. Religions followed are Protestent (52%), catholics (24%) and others. National game of USA is Baseball and national flower is ROSE. National Anthem of USA is the Star spangled banner. Some of the points of interest in USA are Walt Disney World, Yellostone National Park, Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty and Golden Gate Bridge. These include National Parks, National Monuments, National Forests, Wilderness areas, and other areas.

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America’s initial Stone Age inhabitants arrived here by traversing the Bering Strait. The well known Columbus discovered United States in 1492. The 1867 purchase of Alaska from Russia completed the country’s mainland expansion.

 

The U.S. participated in every war small or large and provided significant help in ending World War I, after they attacked the U.S.A at Pearl Harbor; it alone destroyed the Japanese Empire. It also defeated Adolph Hitler and the German Army in World War II, with the huge help of the United Kingdom (UK), and other allied forces, including Russia. Today the United States of America (USA), remains the planet’s only true global super power, and the major provider of financial aid and military assistance across the all our  planet. It’s a significant leader in the fields of agriculture, education, energy, health care, high-tech, service industries, space exploration, and manufacturing of all types of things or product, emerging as the world’s largest economy.

 

The whole country consists of (50) states; (48) continental states, plus Alaska and Hawaii, the two newest states with Washington, D.C., as the capital.  Alaska is America’s largest state and Rhode Island is America’s smallest state. If we consider Population wise, California is America’s largest state and Wyoming is America’s smallest state. Most populated cities of United States of America are  New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Brooklyn, Borough of Queens, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix America’s highest point is Mt. McKinley situated in  Alaska and lowest point is Death Valley situated in California. The Great Lakes shared by the USA and Canada are a chain of 5 large freshwater lakes that form the largest lake group in the world, including an area of 95,000 sq miles.

Safest states to live in USA are Vermont, Idaho, Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire, Wyoming, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Alaska is the most dangerous state in the country for the second year in a row, followed by Nevada, Tennessee and New Mexico.

 

Due to its vast size and wide range of geographic features, the United States contains variety of nearly every global climate. The climate is temperate in many areas and subtropical in the Southern United States while tropical in many areas of   Hawaii and southern Florida. It is polar in Alaska and semiarid in the Great Plains west of the 100th meridian while it is Mediterranean in most coastal California and mostly arid in the Great Basin. It’s comparatively favorable agricultural climate contributed (in part) to the country’s rise as a world power, with infrequent severe drought in the major agricultural regions, a general lack of widespread flooding, and a mostly temperate climate that receives adequate precipitation. The main affect on U.S. weather is the polar jet stream which migrates northward into Canada in the warmer months and then southward into the USA in the colder months. The jet stream brings in large low pressure systems from the northern Pacific Ocean that comes in the US mainland over the Pacific Northwest. The Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, and Rocky Mountains pick up most of the moisture from these systems as they move eastward. The Great Basin and Columbia Plateau (the Intermontane Plateaus) are arid or semiarid regions that lie in the rain shadow of the Cascades and Sierra Nevada. Generally, Precipitation averages less than 15 inches (38 cm). The Southwest is a hot desert, with temperatures exceeding 100 °F (37.8 °C) for many weeks at a time in summer. Another significant (but localized) weather effect  is lake-effect snow that falls south and east of the Great Lakes, especially in the hilly portions of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and  on the Tug Hill Plateau in New York. The lake effect dumped well over 5 feet (1.52 m) of snow in the area of Buffalo, New York throughout the 2006-2007 winters. The Wasatch Front and Wasatch Range in Utah can also receive significant lake effect accumulations from the Great Salt Lake.

Tundra and arctic conditions predominate in northern Alaska, and the temperature has fallen as low as −80 °F. On the other end, Death Valley, California once reached the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth i.e., 134 °F (56.7 °C).  Mount Rainier in Washington, at 692 inches (1,758 cm)) has the greatest annual snowfall level, the record there was 1,122 inches.

In simple terms, the continental United States is dissected by a vast central plain (the Great Plains) from just west of the Great lakes, south to the Gulf of Mexico. The western third of the country is covered by the massive Rocky Mountain system and many other mountains ranges and hills. In the east, the much-lower Appalachian Mountains and its assorted ranges front a broad coastal plain that stretches from the far-northeast to the southern Texas coastline on the Gulf of Mexico. That coastal plain of the southern and southeastern U.S extends to the continental shelf and is generally characterized by level (flat) land with assorted mixed forests. The coastal areas include bayous, deltas, marshes, mud flats and swamps. In United States, we have United States Postal Services i.e. USPS for postal services which is one of the best postal services, as awarded many times in several years.

 

USA has Natural resources of coal, copper, lead, molybdenum, phosphates, rare earth elements, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, potash, silver, tungsten, zinc, petroleum, natural gas, timber.

 

There are various environmental problems  present which are severe water shortage, air pollution resulting in acid rain in USA. Natural disasters occur in USA  are tsunamis, volcano, earthquake activity,  hurricanes along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, tornadoes are more common  in the Midwest and Southeast as well as  mud slides in California, forest fires in the west region, flooding,  permafrost in northern Alaska.  The Appalachian region and the Midwest experience the worst floods, though most of the area in the U.S. is  affected by flooding.

 

USA provides transportation inside the country as well as outside the country and is facilitated by air, rail, roads, and waterways. If we talk about transportation inside the country that is public transportation, there is very good public transportation  in some of the largest  USA cities but on the other hand others have a very poor public transport  system. Its may be because  of USA low density as public transportation require a lot of public to work and also general economic situation of people in USA is good so they can afford cars easily and on the other hand, due to large area  people of USA prefer to travel aound the USA as well as outside the USA by taking flight. That’s why it have good connectivity, higher number of flights and various airlines and more number of big airports throughout the USA. Alough since thewell knowned  terrorist  attack  happened in 2001,the security at airports become very tight  for both domestic flights as well as international flights.

 

USA is democratic country and its immigration policy differentiate it from other countries as it welcomes all nationalities, races and religions and allows all to become American citizen while also having their prior identities and also allow citizens  achieve their respective dreams through hard work. United States Map is all designed in the perfect way also USA is unique  and evolving faster rate than any other country in may ways. Maps of United State is not provided here in the article, as that’s common we can easily find it from Google.

 

  • No dictatorship is followed and also no dictator’s family or relatives can steal other people’s wealth.
  • Government of USA is federal republic and is not based on religion and do not have political parties based on religious or non religious minorities.

 

USA is great country to live, to grow with limitless natural resources present  but USA is lagging behind from tiny countries  in some field like health care, wastage of food, expensive college education, costly wifi service etc.

 

Wastage of food in USA is much more than other countries like France  has better plans. It banned the disposal of unsold food by any means which should be either donated  to poors and needy peoples or given for the charity or it should be used as the animal food and this strategy work for them well. USA colleges world famous for education  for all type of courses but college education fees and loans are very costly than many other countries like Germany, Iceland, Brazil, Norway. Some countries even provide free tution fee education.  Also Wifi services of USA is slower as well as  very costly than many other countries  because wifi infrastructure is controlled by few companies like Time Warners or Comcat. It is much like the monopoly in this field result in high prices  and lousy services while some small countries  like Estonia provide free wifi servicesw in their countries. USA is also behind in math and science education from many countries like  from many European and asian countries.

 

USA is greatest  country with highest GDP  and limitless natural resources , home of brave and  federal republic government . for best or worst, but USA is the only country who used the nuclear weopen on any other country.

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