There are 50 states in the United States as of 2015. Washington, D.C., the national capital, is not considered a state, but is a federal district. Besides the federal district, the United States also has dependencies and territories.Know More
The United States' territories include Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.
Forty-eight of America's 50 states are contiguous. The only states that are not are the newest states. Hawaii, which became the last state to join the union on August 21, 1959, is in Polynesia, and Alaska, which joined the union on January 3, 1959, is separated from the lower 48 states by western Canada.Learn more about United States
The seven states that are typically considered the Upper South in the United States are Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas. The Deep South consists of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, with specific regions of Texas, Florida, Tennessee and Arkansas occasionally included.Full Answer >
The waterfalls of Niagara Falls are located on the Niagara River in New York, which connects two of the five Great Lakes, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, and serves as an international border between the United States and Canada. The exact location is latitude 43.081528 and longitude -79.064240.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the five largest cities in the United States by population are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia. The next five largest cities in the nation are Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas and San Jose.Full Answer >
The United States is 2,800 miles across from its eastern seaboard to its western coast. However, if the U.S. is measured from eastern Maine to Hawaii, it is a distance 5,100 miles.Full Answer >