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About the United States:
The United States of America (USA), or the United States, is located in North America. This is a country, consisting of 50 states and is a federal constitutional republic. The United States of America (United States) can be found between Canada and Mexico on the Northern Hemisphere map. There are 50 states at all, forty-eight of which are inland. The other two states are Alaska and Hawaii (a group of islands in the South Pacific Sea). The capital of the United States is the federal district of Washington D.C. With the largest city being New York. Los Angeles is the capital of the film industry and Las Vegas is the gaming capital in the world. The head of the federal government is the President.
It does not have an official language but most of the population speaks English and Spanish. The capital is Washington
Capital: Washington DC
Area: 3,796,742 sq mi (9,833,520 sq km).
Population: ~ 328,000,000.
Largest cities: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, Boston, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas.
Official language: Not available at the federal level.
Currency: US Dollar ($) (USD).
Located on the North American continent, the United States of America has Canada to the north, the North Atlantic to the east, Mexico to the south, and the North Pacific to the west. Divided into 9 time zones, the country (excluding Alaska) ranges from 50 degrees north latitude to 25 degrees north latitude. Located at an altitude of 20,310 feet (6,194 m), Mount McKinley in Alaska is the highest point in the country. The lowest point is Death Valley in California at -279 feet (-85 m).
In the US, there are 4 main seasons: From April to June, it is Spring; from July to September, it's Summer season; from October to December is autumn; and from January to March, it is winter. Average temperatures can range from 11 degrees C in Seattle to -3 degrees C in Fairbanks. Rainfall in the country is decreasing from west to east.
Mid-West is often referred to as 'Tornado Alley', as this area is prone to tornadoes, especially in spring. High temperatures (causing storms) are felt in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean in late summer and early autumn.
The United States is considered to have a more diverse ecosystem than any other place in the world. The United States has 60 National Parks spread across its states.
Travel and tourism:
The United States has a lot of gems for a tourist. As of 2014, 6.3 million tourists visited the United States. The most visited sites in the US are Niagara Falls, Times Square, Naval Pier, New York City, Las Vegas Strip, Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Disneyland Park , Lake Buena Vista, Disney World Magic Kingdom, Faneuil Hall Market, Memorial Park, and National Mall.
Other attractions worth visiting are Grand Gorge, Golden Gate Bridge, Yellowstone National Park, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, National 9/11 Museum & Memorial, Wizarding World by Harry Potter, Alcatraz Island, Lincoln Memorial, National World War II Museum.
Traffic and Communication:
The world's longest road network is considered in the United States. The US has a stretch of more than 4 million miles (6,586,610 km), according to the 2012 CIA Factbook. Hoa also has the largest rail network in the world, covering more than 180,000 miles (293,564 km). It also has more airports than any other country in the world - 3,513 airports (2013 estimate). It has a number of cargo and passenger ports. There are many important ports in the country, such as the port of Baton Rouge in Louisiana; The Port of Long Beach in California; and Port of Miami, Port of Everglades and Port Canaveral in Florida.
United States Flag
The current US flag design, depicting 13 red and white horizontal stripes and 50 white stars in a blue rectangle, was adopted on July 4, 1960. At the time the flag was adopted , the flag makes no sense. However, in 1782, the same colors were used in the design of the American Seal. White represents innocence and purity; Red represents courage & toughness; and Blue, which signifies justice, perseverance, and vigilance.
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Louisiana Flag The official Louisiana flag has a blue background and features a pelican raising a baby with its blood.
Map of Louisiana
Explore Louisiana's map; is located in the southern region of the United States of America. Out of the 50 states of the United States, Louisiana is the 31st largest State of the country. The country's 25th most populous state. Louisiana shares borders with the states of Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi. The Gulf of Mexico is located south of Louisiana. Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and New Orleans is the state's largest city. Louisiana was admitted to the Union on April 30, 1812.
History of Louisiana
Indigenous cultures such as Marksville, Fourche Maline, Po Poor Point, Baytown and Caddoan Mississippian thrived in the area in pre-Colombian times. Louisiana became a French colony in the 17th century. After the Seven Years' War, France ceded part of the area to Spain, but acquired it in 1800. In 1803, the United States acquired it from France at the Louisiana Purchase and annexed it as the eighteenth state in 1812.
Louisiana joined the Confederation of States in the Civil War. After the Civil War, the state witnessed the deprivation, division, and migration of American Americans. During the 1950s and 60s, it played an active role in the Civil Rights Movement. More recently, it was news when low-lying areas of the state were hit by the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.
Geography of Louisiana
Louisiana is bordered by Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Louisiana has two distinct geographical features: the northern highlands and the alluvial coastal zone. The uplands in the north have steppe and forest trees while the alluvial zone consists of wetlands, coastal marshes and barrier islands. The state's major rivers are the Mississippi, the Red and the Ouachita Rivers.
To the south, Louisiana's coastal wetlands are among the fastest-disappearing regions in the world. Driskill Mountain, only 163 meters high, is the highest point in the state. Louisiana has a humid subtropical climate with long, hot summers and short, mild winters.
Tourist destinations in Louisiana
Tourism is an important industry in Louisiana, thanks to its beauty and vibrant culture. New Orleans is a crossroads of cultures and is famous for the French Quarter, Mardi Gras Parade, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Reserve, National World War II Museum, Jackson Square and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Baton Rouge is famous for its southern lifestyle and historic landmarks.
The Jean Lafitte Park offers a taste of the Cajun tradition and an insight into the state's history. Chicot State Park, Lake Fausse Pointe State Park and Tickfaw State Park provide many opportunities for outdoor creativity. The Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches, the RW Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, Vermilionville in Lafayette, the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge, and the Sci-Port Discovery Center are some of the most visited sites in Louisiana.
Transportation in Louisiana
By air - Louis Armstrong International Airport New Orleans (MSY) is the busiest airport in the state.
By Train - Amtrak operates Crescent, Sunset Limited and the City of New Orleans through the state.
Roads - I-10, I-12, and I-20 are the major interstate highways in the state.
Education in Louisiana
Each parish in Louisiana has a school district. Louisiana State University, Southern University and Louisiana State University are public institutions of higher education.
The facts about Louisiana
The state was named in honor of French King Louis XIV.
It has the tallest state capital building in the US, 450 feet high with 34 floors.
Mardi Gras is held annually in New Orleans.
Flag of Kentucky The official flag of Kentucky was adopted on March 26, 1918. The Kentucky flag consists of the state seal on a blue background.
Map of Kentucky
Explore the map of Kentucky, a state located in the central southeastern region of the United States. This is the 37th largest state in the county. Kentucky became the 26th most populous state in the United States. Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky while Louisville is its largest state. Kentucky shares borders with the states of West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Black Mountain is the highest point in the state and has a height of 1,263 meters. Kentucky was previously part of Virginia, becoming the 15th state to join the Union on June 1, 1792.
Back to Kentucky
Nicknamed 'Bluegrass State', it borders West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. It is one of four states of the United States that are constituted as a Commonwealth, with the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. There are 120 counties in Kentucky. Louisville and Lexington are the largest cities in the state. Frankfort is the capital of the state.
History of Kentucky
The land was mainly inhabited by Native American tribes from 1000 BC until European contact in the mid-eighteenth century. Originally a part of Virginia, Kentucky became a full state in 1792.
The area known as Central Kentucky in the 19th century was a large slave-detention area. During the US Civil War, Kentucky was considered one of the "border states". The state is the birthplace of US President Abraham Lincoln and Union President Jefferson Davis.
Geography of Kentucky
The state of Kentucky is part of the southeastern central region (also known as the south highlands) in the United States. East Kentucky lies in the Appalachian Mountains. Kentucky is divided into five geographically distinct regions. They were the Cumberland Plateau, the Bluegrass region, the PennyRoyal Plateau, the western coal mines and finally the Jackson acquisition. Kentucky has a humid subtropical climate.
Tourist destination in Kentucky
Kentucky is a land of diverse surroundings and rich resources. Pay attention to the soul-stirring tunes of Bluegrass music and absorb the uncontrollable spirit that runs wildly in the state.
Major attractions in Kentucky include Mammoth Cave National Park, Newport Aquarium, Beech Bend Park, Louisville Zoo, National Escort Museum, Cumberland Gap, Buffalo Trace Distillery, and Calendar Park Cumberland Gap Country History.
Transportation in Kentucky
By Air - Cincinnati / North Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and Louisville International Airport (SDF) are the main airports in the state.
By Train - The Cardinal and City of New Orleans are two Amtrak lines serving the state.
Roads - Interstate highways (I-24, I-64, I-65 and I-71) and U.S. highways (US 23, 25, US 27 and US 62) connect cities big in Kentucky.
Education in Kentucky
There are eight major public universities in Kentucky. Among these, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville are research-oriented schools. Other prominent universities in the state are University of Transylvania and College of Berea. The state has 173 school districts. Read more here.
The facts about Kentucky
At 1,263 meters, Black Mountain is the highest point in the state.
'Thunder over Louisville' remains the largest annual fireworks display in America.
The world's first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant is located in Corbin, Kentucky.