United States of America
United States of America.
US. Location: North America, bordering Canada and Mexico. Land Area:
3,787,425 square miles. Capital: Washington, DC. Climate: Mostly
temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska,
semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in
the Great Basin of the southwest, low winter temperatures in the
northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm
Chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Terrain:
Vast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east,
rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska, rugged, volcanic
topography in Hawaii. Population: 275,562,673. Life Expectancy: 77
years. Literacy: 97%. Languages: English and Spanish (spoken by a
sizable minority). Ethnic Groups: White, Black, and Asian. Currency: US
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