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About United States

    Where is United States?

    Flag of United States North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico

    Coordinates: 38° North, 97° West
    Map of United States

    What is the United States weather like?

    Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains