In the United States, the state of Alaska has the longest coastline, which extends for 6,640 miles. Alaska has 33,904 miles of shoreline including islands.Continue Reading
Alaska is the largest state by area, encompassing a massive 663 million square miles. Seventeen of the tallest mountains in the U.S. are found in Alaska, including the highest peak in North America, Mount McKinley. The mountain rises 20,320 feet above sea level. The Yukon River is the third-longest river in the country.
Alaska is surrounded by an estimated 100,000 glaciers and around 70 potentially active volcanoes. It is also the state with the highest frequency of earthquakes.Learn more about United States
The Great Continental Divide in North America starts at Cape Prince of Wales in Alaska and follows the Rocky Mountain ridges through western Canada and the western United States, and then through the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico. The same divide continues through South America across the Andes Mountains.Full Answer >
The United States has 50 states that include Alabama, Arizona, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The District of Columbia is a part of the United States, but is not considered a true state, although it is the capital of the United States.Full Answer >
The largest states in the United States in terms of area are Alaska, Texas, California, Montana and New Mexico. In terms of population, the largest states are California, Texas, New York, Florida and Illinois.Full Answer >
The tallest mountain in the United States is Alaska's Mount McKinley, at 20,320 feet. Alaska claims 11 of the tallest peaks in the United States. Located in the Alaska ranges of the Saint Elias mountains and the Wrangell mountains, seven of these peaks are above 15,000 feet.Full Answer >