USA (United States of America) is a federal republic in North America. consisting of 52 states. 50 of the states are clustered on the North American continent, from Canada to the north and Mexico to the south.Alaska is located in the continent's north-west (ie west of Canada), while Hawaii is an archipelago in the Pacific. The population in the United States is 307.2 million (2009), which makes the country the 3rd most populous in the world. Also in area (9.8 million km2) is the United States on 3rd place.
Because of the size (the United States stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west), there are many different types of landscapes - and several different climate types. Most of the country lies in the temperate zone, but in the southwest, there are elements of the desert climate in Hawaii and southern Florida's climate is tropical, while in Alaska's Arctic. And along the California coast is the Mediterranean climate. The rest is typical for the United States, they are relatively frequent occurrences of extreme weather in some parts of the country: Tornadoes, hurricanes and blizzards.
The attractions of this vast and diverse country are so numerous, that it would be a very long list if one were to count them up. However, there are a number of natural attractions that still should be mentioned - all of which are popular destinations: This includes the famous mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in the west, the deep canyon Grand Canyon in Arizona, the vast prairies of the Midwest, the beaches in Florida and California and the Great Lakes (the Great Lakes) to the northwest (at the Canadian border).
Also, all cities have of course a number of attractions to offer. The largest is New York , which with its 19 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area (8, 2 million in the city itself), is one of the world's largest cities.Otherwise, Los Angeles (4 million), Chicago (2.8 million) and Houston (2.2 million) mentioned - all with major metropolitan areas around the original town centers.In addition, there are a dozen cities with more than 1 million inhabitants. The capital of Washington, D. C . However, "only" just under 600,000 inhabitants.
U.S. has of course a number of major international airports. The largest is the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, serving over 40 million travelers a year.
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