The United States of America – the USA , Geography
The United States of America – the USA
The USA is situated in southern part of North America. Its neighbours are Canada in the north, Mexico in the south, in the west it is washed by the Pacific Ocean, in the east by the Atlantic Ocean and in the south by the Gulf of Mexico. Central plains are bounded by the Rocky Mountains in the west and the Appalachian Mountains on the east coast.
The longest rivers are the Mississippi and the Missouri Rivers. It is the third longest river system in the world after the Amazon and the Nile. A part of the border with Canada is made by the Great Lakes Region. The names of lakes are: Superior, Michigan (the only lake wholly in the US), Huron, Erie and Ontario. Lake Superior is the second largest lake in the world. The Great Lakes Region has fertile lands and coal and iron mining areas.
The USA is rich in natural resources. One-third of the land is covered with forests. There are many national parks in the USA, especially in the Rocky Mountains Region, with beautiful and preserved nature e.g. Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Mount McKinley- the highest peak of the USA. The lowest point is Death Valley in California.