In the United States, Maryland has no natural lakes. The lakes within the state are all artificially made, often resulting from river embankments and dams. More »

Alaska and Michigan are the states with the most lakes. Alaska is home to more than 3 million lakes that measure five acres or greater. More than 40 percent of the United States’ surface water resources lie in Alaska. More »

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Natural resources in New York State include harbors, the Great Lakes, forests, soil and minerals. Niagara Falls, the most powerful waterfall in North America, helps provide electricity for the state's population. More »

A physical map shows the location of landforms and features like rivers, lakes, ocean, mountains, valleys, deserts and different land elevations. When making a physical map, different colors are used to indicate the diff... More »

The main difference between Hawaiian and Samoan people is that Samoans are from the independent country of Samoa, and Hawaiians are from the state of Hawaii, which is a part of the United States. Samoans have migrated to... More »

As of 2014, there are only 50 states that make up the Union; there is no 51st state. Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959, the same year that Alaska became a state. More »

A star or star within a dot on a map usually means that it is the location of a capital city, whether in a state or a country. The star is typically located on the legend in one of the corners of the map to indicate the ... More »