|Lat/long||37.0902° N, 95.7129° W|
|Area||9,372,610Km² / 3,618,783mi²|
Location of United States on the world map
The United States of America is located on the world map on the North American Continent in the western hemisphere. The United States shares its western coast with the Pacific Ocean and its eastern coast with the Atlantic Ocean. The map shows Canada to the north and Mexico to the south of the United States.
Countries neighboring the U.S.
The map of the world shows that the United States is bordered on land by Canada and Mexico. Among its maritime neighbors are the Bahamas, Cuba, Russia, and other nations. It has the Atlantic Ocean in the east and the Pacific Ocean in the west. The map shows the Canadian border on its north and Mexico and the gulf of Mexico on its south.
Size of the United States of America
In terms of area, the United States covers 3,618,783 sq mi (9,372,610 km square). After Russia, Canada, and China, the United States has the fourth largest area in the world. This federal republic has the most number of states, that is, 50 states. However, the country’s capital, Washington D.C. is not a state.
Major national parks
The following are some of the major national parks of the United States:
- Glacier National Park
- Grand Canyon
- Zion National Park
- Grand Teton National Park
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Arches National Park
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The United States covers just over 3.8 million square miles, making it the fourth-largest country on the world map. However, it is essential to note that not all that coverage is on land, as it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. More than seven percent of the United States is covered by water when measured by square miles. ‘The Great Lakes’ are one of the United States highlights regarding lakes. A group of five Great Lakes in the northern United States range from Minnesota to New York. Lake Superior, Lake Ontario, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Michigan are among them.
The United States has three other large lakes beside the Great Lakes that may not be as large as the Great Lakes, but they can certainly be considered major lakes. It includes the Great Salt Lake in Utah, the Iliamna Lake in Alaska, and the Okeechobee Lake in Florida. The Broken Bow Lake of Oklahoma (one of the major cities on the map of the united states) is also worth mentioning due to its picturesque nature.
The Colorado and Columbia Rivers are the two major rivers in the western United States. Among the major river systems of the eastern United States, the Mississippi River is the largest in terms of flow, including tributaries from the Midwest and east. According to their length, these are the top 10 rivers in the United States:
- Missouri: 2,540 miles
- Mississippi: 2,340 miles
- Yukon: 1,980 miles
- Rio Grande: 1,900 miles
- St. Lawrence: 1,900 miles
- Arkansas: 1,460 miles
- Colorado: 1,450 miles
- Atchafalaya: 1,420 miles
- Ohio: 1,310 miles
- Red: 1,290 miles
Climate and vegetation
There is a great deal of variety in the climatic conditions of the United States. The region has two temperate zones: the southern half is in the warm, and the northern half is in the cool. There is a fair amount of rainfall in the eastern part. There is a decrease in rainfall from south to north and east to west in the region. Most of the snow falls in the northern parts of the country. The interior plains experience a continental climate with light rainfall during the summer months. The western part of the country has a more varied climate than the eastern part of the country.
In the United States, mixed forests are the most dominant vegetation. A combination of deciduous and coniferous trees can be found there. Coniferous forests cover the high rainy slopes of the Western Cordilleras. There are two renowned trees in the northwest of the country: the redwood and Douglas’s fir. Natural prairie grasses are found in the interior plains, and cacti and a few thorny bushes grow in the desert.
In the United States, 73,301 mountains are named. Denali is the highest and most prominent mountain in the region. The following are some of the major mountain ranges in the United States:
Alaska Range (Alaska)
The Alaska Range is a highly narrow mountain range that stretches over 600 miles in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Alaska. Denali, the highest mountain in North America, is in the Alaska Range.
Saint Elias Mountains (Alaska – Canada)
The Saint Elias Mountains are part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, found throughout southeastern Alaska, Southwestern Yukon, and the far northwestern tip of British Columbia. Mount Saint Elias is one of the highest mountains in both the United States and Canada.
Wrangell Mountains (Alaska)
There is a high mountain range named the Wrangell Mountains in eastern Alaska. Almost all of the Wrangell Mountains are volcanic, which includes the second and third-highest volcanoes in the United States, Mount Sanford, and Mount Blackburn.
Sierra Nevada (California)
In the Western United States, a mountain range called the Sierra Nevada lies between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin. Mount Whitney reaches 4,421 meters in altitude and is the highest peak in the region.