The USA are situated in the southern part of North America. Its neighbours with Canada on north and Mexico on south. The United States of America are the fourth largest country in the world.
The land is bordered by three oceans – the Artic ocean, the Atlantic ocean and the Pacific ocean. The largest mountain is Mount McKinley in the Alaska Range. The largest rivers are the Mississippi and the Missouri. It is the third longest river system in the world after the Amazon and the Nil. The border with Canada is in its central part made by the Great Lakes Region. The Great Lakes are: Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario. Lakes Superior is the second largest in the world. There are many national parks in the USA, e. g. Yellowstone, Rocky Mountains, Grand Canyon.
The USA population is about 250 million. The main language spoken is American English.  But we can hear various ethnic minorities speak their original languages (Chinese, Spanish). American English differs from British English in vocabulary.
The USA consist of 3 different regions. These are the continental part, Alaska and the Hawaii islands. The American continent was discarded by Vikings around the year 1000. 500 years later came Christopher Columbus to the Caribbean sea. The first English colony was founded in Virginia. In 1776 the Declaration of Independence was adaptive. George Washington was elected as first president of USA at the 4 of Julys. This is the day, when the USA was founded. It is a national holiday.
The main agriculture products are wheat, cotton, tobacco, cattle breeding, fruit and vegetable. The USA is rich in the mineral resources as coal, copper, gold, iron and oil. The main trading partners are Canada, Japany, Mexico and Great Britain.
The official language is English. The USA consist of 50 states, it is federation New York was originally called New Amsterdam. Now is consist of 5 district – Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Richmond.
The head of state is president Obama. His residence is the White House in Washington. The main body is called Congress - its seat is in the Capitol. Pentagon is the centre of military forced.
Places of interests are Detroit, New Orleans (jazz music), Los Angeles (famous film centre Hollywood and Beverly Hills), Philadelphia (the oldest city), Chicago (is known like the city of skyscrapers) . A tourist area with long beaches is Florida.

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