Where is the USA? What are the neighboring countries of the USA?
The United States of America, called America or USA for short, is the third largest country on Earth (after Russia and Canada). It is located on the North American continent. Due to the size of the country, there is a variety of different habitats, landscapes and climatic zones. There are four time zones.
The United States borders Canada to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. To the southwest, Mexico borders on four states (California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas), to the southeast is the Gulf of Mexico.
Alaska is also part of the USA, but it is not located in the core area, but separately northwest of Canada. Alaska is separated from Russia by the Bering Strait. And finally, Hawaii is also a state of the USA. The island is located far out in the Pacific Ocean.
The largest of the 50 states is Alaska, followed by Texas and California.
Mountains, rivers, lakes
Several mountain ranges stretch from north to south. Close to the west coast are the Cascade range and the Sierra Nevada. It is joined to the east by the Great Basin with deserts and wide salt plains as well as salt lakes such as the Great Salt Lake near Salt Lake City.
Now the largest and most famous mountain range follows to the east, these are the Rocky Mountains, which still extend far into Canada. On the map you can see their location. The Colorado River originates in the Rocky Mountains. It then flows south through the Great Basin and also crosses the Grand Canyon, a deep gorge.
East of the Rocky Mountains join the Great Plains. This is the vast prairie, in which grasses and shrubs grow mainly. In the past, the prairie Indians lived here in tipis and hunted bison. It’s quite dry here. The further east you get, the more precipitation falls. The Great Plains are now mainly used for agriculture. For example, wheat and corn are grown.
The Mississippi River flows from north to south through almost the entire country and eventually flows into the Gulf of Mexico, near New Orleans. On the map you can see well that he has a lot of tributaries. The largest among them is the Missouri. It is even longer than the Mississippi, making it the longest river in the United States.
To the northeast are the five Great Lakes. Through four of them runs the border with Canada.
Appalachia is the name of the mountain range that stretches from north to south in the east. Directly on the east coast there are forests in the north, but also many large cities. At the very south, in Florida, are the Everglades, a tropical marshland.
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