The United States of America is a country nearly 9.3 million square kilometres big with 300 million inhabitans. The United states are a federation of 50 countries, the youngiest are Alaska and Hawaii from 1959. The USA are situated on northern american continent between Canada in the north and Mexico in the south. On the west coast there is Pacific Ocean and on the east coast there is Atlantic Ocean.The Hawaii is the only country which doesn´t lay on the continent, it is an island country - a group of tropical islands in Pacific Ocean. Every country has its main city, but the capital of USA is Washington D.C. (D.C. = District of Columbia) it is a city with special rights (for example the inhabitans can vote to Congress, but the winners can not vote for laws). If you want to visit the USA you can use a ferry, but it is very long journey, everybody uses an aeroplane to get there. It is a very wide country across the whole continent so man can see a lot of differences between each countries and landscapes. The biggest country is Alaska, 500 times bigger than the smallest country Rhode Island. But the number of Alaska´s inhabitans is 60 times smaller than the number of inhabitans of California, which has the biggest population. US have two territoties - Guam and 7 islands of American Samoa. In the western countries there are high Rocky mountains about 4300 metres (first highest peak: Mount McKinley, Alaska; second highest peak: Mount Whitney, Sierra Nevada), but in the central part there are plains hundreds kilometres wide - important agricultural area. In the northest place of Alaska, Barrow the average year temperature is minus 13 °C, on the other hand in the californian Death Valley there was measured the highest temperature ever, 57°C. In the Death Valley there is the lowest point , 86 metres under the sea. The longest river of USA is Mississippi, important traffic thoroughfare 3779 km long. Another long rivers are Missouri, Yukon, Colorado, Alabama, Ohio and Hudson. The largest lakes are Huron, Eire, Michigan, Superior and Ontario. The weather depends on each country, from tropical and hot to freezy.
Americans: Native Americans, american Indians, are today just small part of american population. They live in 278 reservations. The majority of population are descendants of settlers from overseas and they speak english. Their cultures were mixed together and created a new form of english language, quite different from a version used in Great Britain.
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