The United States of America is a state located in North America. The 48 states that form the main US territory are located in the central part of North America, which leads to the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Pacific in the west. The United States borders Canada and Mexico. The 49th state of the USA, Alaska, occupies the extreme northwest of North America and is separated by the Bering Strait from the extreme north-east of Russia. The 50th state, the Hawaiian Islands, an archipelago of 24 islands, is located in the central part of the Pacific Ocean.
About half of the country’s territory is occupied by ridges, plateaus and the Cordillera Plateau; the eastern outskirts of the Cordillera belt form the ridges of the Rocky Mountains (4000 m). The highest point of the country is Mount McKinley (6193 m) in Alaska. In the east of the USA, there are Appalachian mountains (2037 m). Between the Cordilleras and the Appalachians, the vast internal plains (Central, Great) and the Lower Silesian plain stretch.
On the border with Canada is the largest lake system in the world – the Great Lakes. The main US rivers are the Mississippi with the tributaries of Missouri and Ohio, Colombia, Colorado, and the Yukon.
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Since the USA is located in several climatic zones, the climate in its different regions differs significantly from each other. Most of the country is located in a temperate climatic zone – the summer is hot here, and winters – on the contrary very cold. The coldest winter days fall in January. In the south of the country even in sunny winter weather remains, and the temperature reaches +20 degrees.