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Land Area:
  • Land: 3,537,436 sq miles (9,161,923 sq km)
  • Water: 181,274 sq miles (469,497 sq km)
  • Total: 3,718,710 sq miles (9,631,420 sq km)
  • Land Area: (individual states)
  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Horizontal Width: 2,680 miles
  • Vertical Length: 1,582 miles
  • Geographic Center: In the continental 48 states, it is a point 2 miles to the northwest of Lebanon, Kansas; with Alaska and Hawaii included, that point is near Belle Fourche, South Dakota.
Note: Maximum lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections

Elevations:
  • Highest Point:
    Mt. McKinley, (Alaska) 20,320 ft. (6,194 m).
  • Highest Point: (continental 48 states)
    Mount Whitney, (California) is the highest point at 14,495ft (4,418 m)
  • Lowest Point:
    Death Valley, (California)(-282 ft.) (-86 m)
  • Mean Elevation: (average) 2,512 feet

Land Borders:
  • Alaska, USA - Canada 1,538 miles (2,475 km)
  • Canada - USA 3,145 miles (5,061 km)
  • Mexico - USA 1,951 miles (3,141 km)
  • Bordering Countries (2) Canada and Mexico

Land Divisions:
The U.S. is divided into 50 states and 1 district.
  • States:  
    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming
     
  • District: District of Columbia (Washington, DC)


Land: (most northern-southern-eastern-western)
If you exclude Alaska and Hawaii.......
  • Most Northern Pt: Angle, Minnesota, at 49º 23'N
  • Most Southern Pt: East Cape, Florida, at 25º 7'N
  • Most Eastern Pt: West Quoddy Head, ME,
    at 66º 57'W
  • Most Western Pt: Cape Alva, WA, at 124º 44

Coastlines:
  • Coastlines: 12,383 miles (19,928 km)
  • Atlantic coastline: 2,069 miles (3,330 km)
  • Pacific coastline:+ Hawaii: 7,623 miles (12,268 km)
  • Gulf of Mexico coastline: 1,631 miles (2,625 km)
  • Alaska coastline: 1,060 miles (1,706 km)

Counties:
  • Counties in the U.S.: 3,066
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  • Largest County: (by population) Los Angeles,
    9.2 million
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