Besides the 48 conterminous states that occupy the middle latitudes of the continent, the United States includes the state of Alaska, at the northwestern extreme of North America, and the island state of Hawaii, in the mid-Pacific Ocean.
The US also has five self-governing territories and other possessions. To its east lies Canada, while Russia is situated to the west across the Bering Strait. The overseas territories of the United States are spread out in the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean.
This Clipart Map of USA highlights the international boundaries of the USA.