The third largest country of the world, the United States of America is located in North America between Mexico and Canada. Mexico is located in the south of USA and Canada is situated in the north of USA. United States of America is politically divided into fifty states and one federal district. Washington D.C is its capital city. The states of Alaska and Hawaii Islands are the only two states not sharing contiguous boundaries with the country. Alaska is situated to the northwest side of North America sharing its border with the neighboring country of Canada and Hawaii Island is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. USA also has many territories in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. This one of the most developed countries of the world covers a total area of 9,826,675 sq. km. (including only its states and the federal district and not its overseas territories).
USA has a longer coastline than its land boundary. Its coastline is 19,924 km long whereas its land boundary is only 12,034 km. long. The geographic coordinates of USA are 38 00N and 97 00W. The climate in USA is predominantly temperate barring Alaska, which has Arctic climate and tropical Climate in Hawaii Island. The topography of the country ranges from Plains, hills, mountains to plateaus and desert regions.
USA is a multicultural country, which has rich reserve of natural resources and biodiversity. USA is one of the most preferred destination for tourists from worldwide.
Last Updated : June 25, 2014