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Major natural attractions in United States include the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, the Alaskan subarctic wonders, the Hawaiian beaches and more.

By Xelexi Travel

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, USA

The United States of America, is a constitutional federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2) the United States is considered as the world’s fourth-largest country by total area (land and water). The United States is a highly developed country, with the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP.

New York City is the largest city by population with more than 8.4 million residents in 2014, followed by Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia.

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The United States is home to many cultures and a wide variety of ethnic groups, traditions, and values. Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans or their ancestors settled or immigrated within the past five centuries.

Main American culture is a Western culture largely derived from the traditions of European immigrants with influences from many other sources, such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Tourism is a large industry in the United States. Tourists visit the US to see natural wonders, cities, historic landmarks, and entertainment venues.

Some of interesting attractions in United States are:

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The climate of the United States varies due to differences in latitude, and a range of geographic features, including mountains and deserts. West of the 100th meridian, much of the US is semi-arid to desert in the far southwestern US, and Mediterranean along the California coast.

East of the 100th meridian, the climate is humid continental in the northern areas east through New England, to humid subtropical in the Gulf and South Atlantic regions. Southern Florida is tropical, as is Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands. Higher-elevation areas of the Rocky Mountains, the Wasatch, Sierra Nevada, and Cascade Range are alpine.

The West Coast areas in coastal Oregon and Washington are cool oceanic climate. The state of Alaska, on the northwestern corner of the North American continent, is largely subarctic climate, but with a cool oceanic climate in the southeast (Alaska Panhandle), southwestern peninsula and Aleutian Islands.

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