The United States of America, usually referred to as the United States, the USA it is situated almost entirely in the western hemisphere, the contiguous United States stretches from the Pacific on the west to the Atlantic on the east, with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast, and bordered by Canada on the north and Mexico on the south.
The United States is the world's third largest country in population and in area. It consists of 50 states and a federal district. Washington, D.C., is the capital of the United States, and New York is its largest city.
The state of Alaska is located in extreme NW North America between the Arctic and Pacific oceans and is bordered by Canada on the east, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. Hawaii occupies an archipelago in the central Pacific, southwest of North America. The country also possesses several territories, or insular areas, scattered around the Caribbean and Pacific.
The United States possesses the vastest territories with large resources demographic. The Appalachian Mountains divide the eastern seaboard from the Great Lakes and the grasslands of the Midwest. The Mississippi Missouri River, the world's fourth longest river system, runs mainly north south through the heart of the country. The fertile prairie land of the Great Plains stretches to the west, interrupted by a highland region along its south eastern portion.
The Rocky Mountains, at the western edge of the Great Plains, extend north to south across the continental United States, reaching altitudes higher than 4,300 m. in Colorado. The Sierra Nevada runs parallel to the Rockies, relatively close to the Pacific coast. Alaska has one of the highest peaks, Mount McKinley, consists of 6194 m. Active volcanoes are common throughout the Alexander and Aleutian Islands, and the entire state of Hawaii is built upon tropical volcanic islands. The super volcano underlying Yellowstone National Park in the Rockies is the continent's largest volcanic feature.
Its climate and temperate is varied in most areas, tropical in Hawaii and southern Florida, polar in Alaska, semi arid in the Great Plains, desert in the Southwest, Mediterranean in Coastal California, and arid in the Great Basin. Extreme weather is not uncommon the states bordering the Gulf of Mexico are prone to hurricanes, and most of the world's tornadoes occur within the continental United States, primarily in the Midwest's Tornado Alley.
The U.S. economy is the largest national economy in the world. The United States has a capitalist mixed economy, which is fuelled by abundant natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and high productivity.
The United States is the largest importer of goods and third largest exporter, though exports per capita are relatively low. Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, and Germany are its top trading partners.
The leading export commodity is electrical machinery, capital goods, automobiles, industrial supplies and raw materials, consumer goods, agricultural products, while vehicles constitute the leading import. The private sector constitutes the bulk of the economy; the United States remains an industrial power, with chemical products the leading manufacturing field. The United States is the third largest producer of oil in the world.
It is the world's number one producer of electrical and nuclear energy, as well as liquid natural gas, petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, sulphur, phosphates, and salt. The United States is the world's top producer of corn and soybeans, other grains, fruits, beef, forest products, fish. The New York Stock Exchange is the world's largest by dollar volume. Coca-Cola and McDonald's are the two most recognized brands in the world.
The United States is a multicultural nation, home to a wide variety of ethnic groups, traditions, and values. English is the national language, 82% of the population speaks only English at home, 10% Spanish the second most common language and other foreign languages. Both Hawaiian and English are official languages in Hawaii by state law. New Mexico has laws providing for the use of both English and Spanish, as Louisiana does for English and French. Other states, such as California, mandate the publication of Spanish versions of certain government documents including court forms.
The United States has been a leader in scientific research and technological innovation since the late nineteenth century. The United States leads the world in scientific research papers and impact factor.
Since the early twentieth century, the U.S. film industry has largely been based in and around Hollywood, California. Iconic figures like John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe or producer Walt Disney were leader in cine, animated film and movie merchandising. The major film studios of Hollywood are the primary source of the most commercially successful movies in the world, and the products of Hollywood today dominate the global film industry.
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Wonder Locations in United States
Acadia National Park is a favorite family vacation destination for good reasons. The views are spectacular, the landscape is extraordinary, and the wildlife is plentiful. Also it is one of the most visited national parks in the United States.
Antelope Canyon is the most visited and most photographed American Canyon, being also one of the most impressive and peaceful places on earth.
Natural colored light displays in the sky, usually observed in the polar zone at night. Often it appears as a greenish glow rising from an unusual direction extending in east-west.
The Capitol is one of the most recognizable, symbolic important and architecturally impressive buildings of the United States. Thanks to its majestic designed, it is visited by every tourist who comes to Washington DC.
The Death Valley is the driest and hottest valley in the United States; it has the most spectacular desert scenery, rare desert wildlife, complex geology, undisturbed wilderness, scenic hiking trails, beautiful campgrounds and sites of historical interest.
The wonderful world of Walt Disney is one of the most visited and largest recreational resorts in the world, with its four theme parks, two water parks and other attractions make that it unique and inimitable.
The Empire State Building in New York City is one of the most famous skyscrapers in the world known over for its history, architecture, and as a symbol of American industry.
Everglades National Park is the largest remaining sub-tropical wilderness in the United States, there you can learn about its history, flora, wildlife, beautiful campgrounds, and its environment defined by its water.
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved over millennia through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau. Take time to enjoy its beauty and size, to sit and to watch the changing play of light and shadows over its vast spaces.
Mount Rushmore symbolizes the greatness of the United States, for the greatness showed by each of the leaders represented there.
Niagara Falls is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S. and for its majestic beauty and humbling power, it has fascinated generations.
History, wildlife, scenic hiking trails, meadows filled with colorful alpine flowers, soaring cliffs, snowcapped peaks, scenic valleys and rivers make Rocky Mountain National Park one of the most amazing areas in the Colorado Rockies.
Sequoia National Park is home to huge mountains, deep canyons and huge trees, which surprised many of its visitors for the beauty it projects.
The Statue of Liberty or Lady Liberty is a symbol of freedom, democracy, and international friendship, also is one of the most recognizable landmarks of the New York City.
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world and has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and California.
The White House is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the United States. It has been the official residence of all the presidents of the United States with the exception of George Washington.
Yellowstone National Park is one of the biggest national parks of the United States; the park is visited for millions of tourists each year, because of its fauna, flora, beauty, and greatest concentration of geothermal features of the world.
Yosemite National Park is one of the first parks in the United States in which you can find deep valleys, high meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast desert area, scenic hiking trails and much more.
Zion National Park is the most beautiful place in America. This spectacular corner of Southern Utah is a masterpiece of towering cliffs, deep red canyons, mesas, buttes and massive monoliths. Also for its beauty, incredible geology, hiking, backpacking and scenic drives.