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About US Minor Outlying Islands

    Where is US Minor Outlying Islands?

    Flag of US Minor Outlying Islands North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico

    Capital: Washington, DC Coordinates: 38° 52" North, 77° 1" West
    Map of US Minor Outlying Islands

    What is the US Minor Outlying Islands weather like?

    Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains

    Traveling to US Minor Outlying Islands

    Traveling by air

    There are 13,513 airports in US Minor Outlying Islands, 5,054 of which are paved.

    There are 5,287 heliports in US Minor Outlying Islands.


    Traveling by car

    There are 6,586,610 Km of highways in US Minor Outlying Islands.


    Traveling by water

    There are 41,009 Km of waterways in US Minor Outlying Islands.

    The most important ports and harbours are in cargo ports (tonnage): Baton Rouge, Corpus Christi, Hampton Roads, Houston, Long Beach, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Plaquemines, Tampa, Texas City

    container port(s) (TEUs): Hampton Roads (1,918,029), Houston (1,866,450), Long Beach (6,061,091), Los Angeles (7,940,511), New York/New Jersey (5,503,485), Oakland (2,342,504), Savannah (2,944,678), Seattle (2,033,535)(2011)

    cruise departure ports (passengers): Miami (2,032,000), Port Everglades (1,277,000), Port Canaveral (1,189,000), Seattle (430,000), Long Beach (415,000) (2009)

    oil terminals: LOOP terminal, Haymark terminal

    LNG terminal(s) (import): Cove Point (MD), Elba Island (GA), Everett (MA), Freeport (TX), Golden Pass (TX), Hackberry (LA), Lake Charles (LA), Neptune (offshore), Northeast Gateway (offshore), Pascagoula (MS), Sabine Pass (TX)

    LNG terminal(s) (export): Kenai (AK).


    Traveling by train

    There are 224,792 Km of railways in US Minor Outlying Islands.