Washington, D.C. is one of the most populated cities in the United States, and at the same time, this city is the capital of this country as well. Located in America, you may find the city easily with the following GPS coordinates: 39.91N latitude / 77.02W longitude. For routing in Washington, D.C., please check the free driving directions Washington, D.C. service below.
When you visit the United States, be prepared that the official spoken language(s) is English, and the officially used currency is The United States dollar (USD).
Washington, D.C., the capital city, has numerous population; 4 705 000 counted together with the city’s metropolitan areas. While Washington, D.C. counts around the inhabitants mentioned earlier, the mother country, the United States, bears 326 766 748 sum citizens spreading on its 3 618 231,34 sq mi / 9 371 180 km2 territory.
The form of the ruling government in the United States is Federal presidential constitutional republic, and interestingly note that the people here share the motto: In God We Trust and E Pluribus Unum, while salute for the national anthem called: The Star-Spangled Banner.
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Short geographic information for the United States
At 3,794,083 square miles (9,826,630 square kilometers), the United States is the world’s third-largest country (in terms of land area). It is bordered by Canada to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Mexico to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
The terrain of the United States is quite diverse. From the coastal plain of the Atlantic Seaboard, the land gradually slopes upward to the Piedmont and Appalachian mountains. From just west of the Appalachians to the Rocky Mountains – a distance of nearly 1,500 miles (2,414 kilometers) – the country is relatively flat. From the Rockies to the Pacific Coast, the terrain primarily elevated; although the nation’s lowest point, Death Valley is located in Southern California.
Alaska’s Mount McKinley, or Denali, is the highest point in the United States, rising to an elevation of 20,320 feet (6,194 meters). Although its the summit is more than 9,000 feet (2,700 meters) lower than Mt. Everest’s, Denali is the world’s tallest mountain with a vertical rise of 18,000 feet (5,500 meters), compared to 12,000 (3,700 meters) for Everest.
Southern California’s Death Valley is a land of extremes: It is the nation’s lowest point (282 feet, or 86 meters, below sea level) and driest spot (1.4 inches, or 3.6 centimeters, of annual precipitation). Here, the lack of rainfall has caused the ground to crack in Death Valley National Park.
Located in central California’s southern Sierra Nevada, Sequoia National Park is home to some of the oldest and largest trees in the world. The park’s Giant Forest contains 5 of the world’s ten largest trees, some of which are more than 250 feet (76 meters) tall, or the size of a 26-story building, and have circumferences of more than 100 feet (30.5 meters).