We found an excellent guide on the United States written by GEO
“Countries of immoderation and crossbreeding, the United States does not
deserve a trip but hundreds. Every big city of the United States has its own face: New York and its
incredible agitation, San Francisco and its cable cars, Las Vegas and its thousands of casinos, and Los
Angeles and its famous Hollywood. But the most spectacular in the United States is not to be found in
the front of the gigantic cities, -for natural landscapes, preserved by the existence of at least forty
national parks in the United States. From the majestic canyons of the American West to the Great Lakes
region in the North of the United States, ‘Alaska or the volcanoes of Hawaii … the United States
offers a multitude of landscapes and tourist attractions.
- Capital: Washington
- Currency: the dollar (USD)
- Feast: Independence Day, 4 July (1776)
- Time difference: when it is noon in France, it is midnight in Hawaii, 3 hours in Los Angeles
(west coast of the United States) and 6 am in New York (east coast of the United States)
- Official language: English has gradually changed into “Anglo-American.” In the United States
- Main cities: Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, San Diego, Detroit, San
Antonio, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle,
- Religion: one in two Americans is Protestant, one in three is Catholic. The other major
religions of the world are represented in the United States in proportions ranging, in each
case, from 1 to 4% of the population of the United States.
- Number of inhabitants: 293 028 000 inhabitants
There are six major climatic regions in the United States:
- The south of the United States, from the Mexican
border and Florida to Virginia: the winter is rather mild (about 13 degrees) Frankly warm (28
degrees on average) and humid. Cyclones are frequent on the coast of Florida.
- The northeast Atlantic of the United States: the
climate is continental. Winters are cold (the lakes are frozen for three months in winter in New
York) and the summers are quite hot. This area is quite wet, it falls over one meter of water
- The center of the United States, from Chicago to
the Rocky Mountains: the climate is rough in winter and hot and humid in summer.
- The northwest of the United States: summers are
short and warm (on average 25 degrees) and long and cold winters.
- In the highlands of Utah, Nevada and in New Mexico, in the
southwest of the United States, the climate is arid, almost desert. Record
temperatures are displayed in this area of the United States: the famous Death Valley is the
record of 54 degrees.
- The Pacific coast of the United States: There are
two different sectors. In California, the climate is rather Mediterranean, summers are hot and
dry, (average 21 degrees in winter in Los Angeles), and winters are mild (around 12 degrees). In
the northern part of the United States (Oregon, Washington), the climate is similar to that of
Britain or Ireland with fairly heavy precipitation. In Portland, temperatures are around 5
degrees in winter, and 19 degrees in July.
Immense territory in North America divided into 51 states, the United States covers an area 17 times
greater than that of France. The United States is bor