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United States Country Information:

The United States is located on the North American Continent. The United States of America is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, Canada to the north, and Mexico to the south.

United States Bordering Countries:

Canada, Mexico

United States Cities:

Albany, Anchorage, Annapolis, Atlanta, Augusta, Austin, Baton Rouge, Bismarck, Boise, Boston, Carson City, Charleston, Cheyenne, Columbia, Columbus, Concord, Denver, Des Moines, Dover, Frankfort, Harrisburg, Hartford, Helena, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Jackson, Jefferson City, Lansing, Lincoln, Little Rock, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Montpelier, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Olympia, Phoenix, Pierre, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Salem, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Springfield, St. Paul, Tacoma, Tallahassee, Topeka, Trenton and Washington D.C..

United States Locations:

Appalachian Mountains, Atlantic Ocean, Casacade Mountain Range, Chesapeake Bay, Grat Salt Lake, Gulf of Mexico, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Okeechobee, Lake Ontario, Lake Superior, Lower Red Lake, Mississippi River, Missouri River, Pacific Ocean, Rio Grande River, Rocky Mountains, Salton Sea, Straits of Florida and Upper Red Lake.

United States Natural Resources:

The United States has some fossil fuel deposits of coal, petroleum and natural gas. There are a number of metal and metallic resources present, including copper, lead, molybdenum, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, silver, tungsten and zinc. Other natural resources include potash, timber and phosphates.

United States Natural Hazards:

The United States has numerous natural hazards. There are hurricanes along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, flooding, mud slides in California, and frequent tornadoes in the midwest and southeast. Varied other occurrences include volcanoes, and earthquake activity around Pacific Basin, tsunamis, and forest fires in the western portion of the country. In northern Alaska there is permafrost, which is a major impediment to development.

United States Environmental Issues:

The United States is the largest single emitter of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels. There is acid rain, resulting from the air pollution if both the U.S. and Canada. Much of the western part of the country has limited natural fresh water resources, which requires careful management. The U.S. has water pollution from runoff of pesticides and fertilizers. There are also land issues regarding desertification.
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