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    Where is United States?

    Flag of United States 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 United States

    What is the United States 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 United States

    Traveling by air

    There are 13,513 airports in United States, 5,054 of which are paved.

    There are 5,287 heliports in United States.

    Traveling by car

    There are 6,586,610 Km of highways in United States.

    Traveling by water

    There are 41,009 Km of waterways in United States.

    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.

    Traveling by train

    There are 224,792 Km of railways in United States.