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The geographical map of the USA
Fact files: Official name: The United States of America Status: A federal republic, a union of 50 states and the District of Columbia Area: 9,364,000 squ. km. Population: about 276 mln. people (2006) Capital: Washington, D.C.
Nationalities: most of the population are of European origin: white Americans - 83,5 % (29% from Britain and Ireland,8% from Germany,5% from Italy, 3% from Scandinavian, 3% from Poland ) Africans - 12,4% immigrants from Asia - 3,3% native Americans (Indians, Aleuts, Eskimos) – 0,8 %
Natural sights of the USA The Niagara Falls – waterfalls on the Niagara (51 meters high). It is situated on the boarder between the USA and Canada. The waterfalls was discovered by the expedition of R. Lassal. There is always a rainbow over it.
The Mississippi – “Old man river” together with its tributaries the Missouri and the Ohio is the longest river in the world. The history of this river is described in the book “Life on the Mississippi” by M. Twain.
The USA is divided into 50 states. Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959. Alaska is separated from Russia by the Bering Strait. It is the biggest and the coldest state of the country. Each of the states has its own capital, government and symbol.
Chicago ,the second capital of the USA, stands on the banks of Lake Michigan (was founded in 1833) Chicago – the second economical center in the USA after New York. The biggest river port in the world. The biggest airport in the world. 200 colleges, 5 universities are situated here. The home of the first skyscrapers. Chicago is known in a sport world as a home of the best basketball club “Chicago bulls”.
Chicago’s architecture is one of the youngest in the USA “thanks to” the great fire in 1871. The whole city was destroyed. The cause was the cow “Mrs. O’Leary”, who pulled down a burning candle in a time she had been milked. 90 thousand people were left without houses! Almost all the buildings of wood were burnt. Some years later the city was rebuilt. The first skyscrapers appeared with iron constructions. The city became the most modern one from all the biggest American cities. A wonderful fountain in a classical style near the Michigan
Fact files: Official name: The United States of America Status: A federal republic, a union of 50 states and the District of Columbia Area: 9,364,000 sq. km. Population: about 276 ml. people (2006) Capital: Washington, D.C.
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