The Geographical Position of the USA

USA statesThe USA is composed of 50 states joined in a federal republic.

In the north the US is bordered by Canada and in the south it borders on Mexico.

It is washed by the Atlantic Ocean in the east and by the Pacific Ocean in the west.

The main part of the US consists of several highlands and lowlands regions.

The biggest highlands are the Appalachians Mountains in the east and the Rocky mountains in the west. The Rocky Mountains extend from Mexico to Canada. The mountains are crossed by streams which flow through deep canyons and fall into the Pacific Ocean. The largest of them are the Columbia and the Colorado rivers.

The northern part of the USA embraces the regions of the Five Great Lakes. They are: Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Crossed by mountain ranges from north to south the country is unprotected from cold winds.

On the whole the USA has a continental climate. The country is rich in coal, oil, iron and other minerals.

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