Ask any American native, and they'll tell you that the United States is without a doubt the greatest country in the world. In terms of natural attractions, a very good case could be put forward. Encompassing diverse climates sustaining vastly contrasting landforms, the natural attractions of the United States are amongst the world’s best. Whilst the USA has used its vast natural resources to develop the world’s biggest economy and some of the world’s iconic urban landscapes, the creation of 58 National Parks has ensured that many of its natural treasures have been preserved for all to enjoy. Further, each US state has a State Park programme to preserve and protect locations which may lack the scale and profile of the National Parks, but lack nothing in comparable beauty. Across the country you will find magnificent forests, mountain ranges, vast canyons, barren deserts, unique rock formations carved by famous rivers, rugged coasts, great lakes, endless prairies, and tropical swamps. Whilst there are countries offering a similar diversity, none offer better access and infrastructure for visitors. Take California for an example of the diversity the country offers. It is home to the Sierra Nevada mountains, the forests and waterfalls of Yosemite and Seqouia, and also Death Valley, the hottest, lowest, and driest place in the United States. The US has so much to offer, that you could turn discovering its natural wonders into a lifetime’s work.
Capital city: Washington D.C Highest Point: Mount McKinley aka Denali (20,322ft / 6194m) Lowest Point: Death Valley (-282ft / -86m) Land Area: 3,537,454 sq. mi (9,161,966 sq. km) Water Area: 256,645 sq. mi (664,709 sq. km) Total Area: 3,794,100 sq. mi (9,826,675 sq. km) Coastline: 12,380 miles (19,924 km) Bordering countries (2) Canada, Mexico