The United States (US) covers a total area of 9,833,520 sq. km. Of this area, the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia cover 8,080,470 sq. km. The archipelago of Hawaii has an area of 28,311 sq. km while the remaining area is part of the US territories.
The greatest east-west distance in the 48 contiguous states of the country is 4,500 km. North-south, the longest distance in the 48 contiguous states region is 2,660 km.
This physical map of the US shows the terrain of all 50 states of the USA. Higher elevation is shown in brown identifying mountain ranges such as the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains. Lower elevations are indicated throughout the southeast of the country, as well as along the Eastern Seaboard. Major rivers in the country include the Mississippi, the Missouri, the Colorado, the Arkansas, and the Columbia. Large lakes include the Great Lakes system consisting of Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, 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
The map above shows the location of the United States within North America, with Mexico to the south and Canada to the north. Found in the Western Hemisphere, the country is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the east and the Pacific Ocean in the west, as well as the Gulf of Mexico to the south.
Regional Maps: Map of North America
|Legal Name||United States of America|
|Capital City||Washington, DC|
|38 53 N, 77 02 W|
|Independence||4 July 1776 (declared independence from Great Britain); 3 September 1783 (recognized by Great Britain)|
|Total Area||9,833,517 km2|
|Land Area||9,147,593 km2|
|Water Area||685,924 km2|
|Total Border||12,048 km|
|Bordering Countries||Canada 8893 km (including 2477 km with Alaska), Mexico 3155 km|
|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|
|Coordinates||38 00 N, 97 00 W|
|Mean Elevation||760 m|
|Lowest Elevation||-86 m|
|Death Valley (lowest point in North America)|
|Highest Elevation||6,190 m|
|Ethnic Groups||white 72.4%, black 12.6%, Asian 4.8%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.9%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.2%, other 6.2%, two or more races 2.9% (2010 est.)|
|Languages||English only 78.2%, Spanish 13.4%, Chinese 1.1%, other 7.3% (2017 est.)|
|Religions||Protestant 46.5%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, other Christian 0.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah's Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other 1.8%, unaffiliated 22.8%, don't know/refused 0.6% (2014 est.)|
|Currency||US Dollar (USD)|
|GDP Per Capita||$65,118.36|
|Exports||Agricultural products (soybeans, fruit, corn) 9.2%, industrial supplies (organic chemicals) 26.8%, capital goods (transistors, aircraft, motor vehicle parts, computers, telecommunications equipment) 49.0%, consumer goods (automobiles, medicines) 15.0% (2008 est.)|
This page was last updated on September 9, 2020