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.Know More
The U.S. is home to 12,383 miles of coastline, with 6,640 miles of coastline in Alaska alone. In terms of size, the U.S. ranks number four in the world. The geographic center of the country is located in Butte County, South Dakota.
The U.S. and Canadian border stretches for 5,527 miles, while the U.S. and Mexican border is 2,013 miles long. The northernmost point in the U.S. is located 1,300 miles from the North Pole at Point Barrow, Alaska.Learn more about United States
Some of the worst cities in the United States in which to live as of 2015 include St. Louis, Missouri; Reno, Nevada; New Orleans, Louisiana; Birmingham, Alabama; and Memphis, Tennessee. California alone contains several of the top cities in which not to live such as Modesto, Oakland and Stockton.Full Answer >
Maps of the United States have been made across the ages by cartographers using a variety of techniques, including land surveying, geographic information systems (GIS) and Google Maps Street View cars. As technology improves, land measurement continues to evolve.Full Answer >
With an estimated 8.4 million residents, New York City is the biggest city in the United States and the eighth largest in the world. The city's metropolitan area is home to roughly 19.9 million residents across more than 13,000 square miles in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.Full Answer >
The tallest mountain in the United States is Alaska's Mount McKinley, at 20,320 feet. Alaska claims 11 of the tallest peaks in the United States. Located in the Alaska ranges of the Saint Elias mountains and the Wrangell mountains, seven of these peaks are above 15,000 feet.Full Answer >