The geographical position of the USA and its features
The United States is a developed power dictatingmany branches of world production. The USA is a member of many influential international organizations, such as NATO, UN, NAFTA, etc. The administrative staff of the country consists of 50 states that are compactly located on one continent, not counting the peninsula of Alaska and the Hawaiian Islands.
The geographical position of the United States has importantFeatures that positively affect the development of the country's economy. The United States occupies more than a third of the territory of the continent of North America and has a direct access to the water areas of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The state of Alaska has a maritime boundary in the north with the Arctic Ocean and a land border with Russia.
Extensive water boundaries provide an advantageousthe political and geographic position of the United States, facilitating economic relations with countries that have access to these oceans. The contingency of land borders with Mexico and Canada contributes to the development of stable economic ties with these states.
The geographical position of America also affectsa variety of mineral resources. The country is located in almost all natural areas of the Northern Hemisphere and has a vast territory. Mineral deposits are evenly distributed throughout the country.
The raw material base satisfies the need for suchminerals like: coal, oil, gas, copper, potassium salts; iron, manganese, tungsten ores, etc. The United States is currently holding world leadership in mining all kinds of minerals. Agroclimatic resources, the favorable nature of which ensures the successful geographical location of the United States, provide prerequisites for the development of agriculture. The country is an exporter of many types of livestock products and crop production. There are important agricultural centers with world fame.
The special geographical position of the USA, viz.the vastness and terrain of the territory, provides the development of land transport modes. One of the major transportation hubs, combining air, sea, rail and road, is Chicago. The length of oil pipelines in the United States is the largest of all capitalist countries.
The natural landscapes of America are also very diverse: from the cozy coasts of the Gulf of Mexico and the oceans, to the hard-to-reach areas of the Cordillera.
Coastal areas such as California, Florida,Hawaii, are important tourist areas. Western states are preferred by mountain lovers; fans of eco-tourism like to visit the unique Great Lakes. The geographically vast geographical position of the United States influences the diversity of flora and fauna. On the territory of America there are 48 natural areas with the status of national parks, where great importance is attached to the conservation of the species composition of the flora and fauna. Among the famous national parks: Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Colorado.