Map of USA | Political Map of USA

Map of USA | Political Map of USA

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The United States of America (USA), or the United States is located in North America. USA Is A federal republic And Map of USA consist of 50 states.

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.

The United States is the fourth largest country in the world after Russia, Canada, and China. The national capital is Washington, which is coextensive with the District of Columbia, the federal capital region created in 1790.

This Political Map of USA highlights international and state boundaries, important cities, airports, roads, rivers, and major visitor attractions. This Map of USA also points out the most popular attractions.

This Political Map of USA also is a great guide for spotting the natural wonders in the US, ranging from the Niagara Falls to the Redwood National Forest, and Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park. 

 

Short History of America

America’s initial Stone Age inhabitants arrived here by traversing the Bering Strait. During the following centuries, a wide variety of Indian cultures developed and prospered across the land.

The new country of America expanded rapidly, well beyond the reach of the original 13 colonies, and inevitable conflicts and wars over lands rightfully claimed by Native Americans was the result.

The 1867 purchase of Alaska from Russia completed the country’s mainland expansion.

In 1893, the indigenous monarchy of the Pacific Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown in a coup led by American residents, and the still-growing United States annexed the archipelago in 1898.

Victory in the Spanish–American War the same year demonstrated that the United States was a world power and led to the annexation of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.

The 1867 purchase of Alaska from Russia completed the country’s mainland expansion. In 1893, the indigenous monarchy of the Pacific Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown in a coup led by American residents, and the still-growing United States annexed the archipelago in 1898.

Victory in the Spanish–American War the same year demonstrated that the United States was a world power and led to the annexation of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.

 

Political Map of USA

A Political Map is one that shows the political features of a given area. These features can include things like countries, states, provinces, cities, towns, major highways and byways, and major water structures.

This Political Map of USA highlights international and state boundaries, important cities, airports, roads, rivers, and major visitor attractions.

From NASA’s Headquarters to the Statue of Liberty, the Golden Gate Bridge, to Hoover Dam, this map of the United States of America points out the most popular attractions.

This clickable Political Map of USA also is a great guide for spotting the natural wonders in the US, ranging from the Niagara Falls to the Redwood National Forest, and Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park.

Political divisions of the United States are the various recognized governing entities that together form the United States – states, the District of Columbia, territories, and Indian reservations.

The primary or first-level political division of the United States is the state. There are 50 states, which are bound together in a union.

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)

All state governments are modeled after the federal government and consist of three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. The various states are then typically subdivided into counties.

 

Political Border of USA

The United States shares international land borders with two nations: The Canada–United States border to the north of the Contiguous United States and to the east of Alaska. The Mexico–United States border to the south.

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

Geography of USA

Geography of USA

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It has Canada at the north, North Atlantic Ocean in the east, Mexico at the south, and North Pacific Ocean in the west. The United States of America Is Divided into 9 time zones, the country (except Alaska) falls between 50 degrees north and 25 degrees north latitude.

Located at 20,310 feet (6,194 m), Mount McKinley in Alaska is the highest point in the country. The lowest point is the Death Valley in California at -279 feet (-85 m). The lower Appalachian Mountains and its assorted range front a broad coastal plain that stretches from the far northeast to the southern Texas coastline on the Gulf of Mexico.

Major rivers of the United States include the Colorado, Columbia, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and the Rio Grande. Largest lakes (outside of the Great Lakes) include the Great Salt Lake, Utah, and Lake Okeechobee, Florida.

Economy of USA

The United States is the world’s greatest economic power in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) and historically has been among the world’s highest-ranking countries in terms of GDP per capita. With less than 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States produces about one-fifth of the world’s economic output.

According to Official Statistics, 1.5% of the labor force in the US is engaged in fishing, farming, and forestry; 12.7% in mining, construction, and manufacturing; 79.7% in technical, managerial, and professional activities; with the rest being self-employed.

The country mostly imports agricultural products; industrial supplies like crude oil; capital goods like computers, telecommunications equipment, office machines, motor vehicle parts, and electric power machinery.

Transport and Communication

Transport and Communication

The USA has The longest road network in the world. The US has a road stretch of more than 4 million miles (6,586,610 km), as per the 2012 CIA Factbook. The USA also has the world's largest railway network which covers over 180,000 miles (293,564 km). It also has more airports than any other country in the world - 3,513 airports (2013 estimate).

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