The widest distance between the East Coast and the West Coast of the United States is approximately 2,800 miles. However, the distance between the two coasts varies depending on specific locations.Know More
The border that separates the United States and Canada is 5,527 miles long, which includes a long stretch of Alaska and the United States and Mexico border, which is 2,013 miles long. From Hawaii to Maine, the distance totals 5,100 miles. West Quoddy Head, Maine, is the most eastern point, and Attu Island, Ala., is the most western point.
The longest north-south distance in the contiguous United States is 1,650 miles from Maine to Florida. Both the most northern and southern points are not in the contiguous states. The southernmost point is Hawaii Island, and the most northern point is Point Barrow, Ala. The distance between Point Barrow and the tip of Florida is 4,300 miles. There are a total of 12,383 miles of coastline in the United States, with more than half of that due to Alaska.
The highest point in the United States is Mount McKinley in Alaska at 20,320 feet. In the contiguous United States, that honor goes to Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevada range at 14,494 feet. The lowest point is Death Valley, which is only 282 feet below sea level.Learn more about Maps & Cartography
The United States wanted to build the Panama Canal to shorten the ocean journey from the East Coast to the West Coast. Instead of making the long voyage around the southern tip of South America, ships could make the trip in less than half the time.Full Answer >
According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are 46,876 miles of interstate highway in the United States. The Interstate System was built with funds allocated to each state by a series of acts of Congress.Full Answer >
While East Coast people do watch the sunrise, and West Coast people do watch the sunset, they likely do not go about watching it in the same manner. The drastic difference in time in which the events occur prevents individuals on the two opposing coasts from having similar experiences.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 >