United States of America
Estimated population 310,233,000 - Capital: Washington D.C.
The United States of America is located between Mexico on the south and Canada on the north and between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Two of its 50 states, Hawaii and Alaska, are separated from the mainland and lie in the Pacific Ocean (Hawaii), and in the north-western corner of North America (Alaska).
A vast different landscape exists across the many states with natural regions on the mainland being the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, Appalachian Highlands, Central Lowlands, Interior Highlands, Lake Superior Uplands, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Cordilleran Plateaus, and the Pacific Mountain System. Alaska boasts the Pacific Mountain System, Alaska Interior, and the Arctic Central Plain, while Hawaii consists of a chain of shoals, reefs, and delightful islands.
Visiting the USA should include at least one of these destinations. The Rocky Mountains; Sierra Nevada; Cascade Range; Appalachian Highlands, including Adirondack, Allegheny, Blue Ridge, Cumberland, and Great Smoky mountains; Aleutian, Alaska, and Brooks ranges in Alaska; Koolau Range in Hawaii.
For water lovers there are the following exciting rivers to explore, Arkansas, Brazos, Colorado, Columbia, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Red, Rio Grande, Snake, and Yukon. Major lakes include Erie, Great Salt, Huron, Michigan, Okeechobee, Ontario, Pontchartrain, and Superior.
Other places of interest are, Bunker Hill, Everglades National Park, Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Orlando, Statue of Liberty, Washington, D.C., Yellowstone National Park.