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West Quoddy Head, Maine and Cape Wrangell, Alaska. West Quoddy Head is located 2,507 mi east of center (Butte County, S.D.), while Cape Wrangell is 3,625 mi west of center.

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10 mph. At 10 mph, it takes approximately five days for ships to cruise between Albany and Buffalo.

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Santa Ana winds. The Santa Ana winds blow warm air from east to west across southern California each autumn, often exacerbating existing wildfires.

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St. Lawrence. The St. Lawrence connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean.

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14. They are: American Samoa, Baker Island, Guam, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Navassa Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palmyra Atoll (incorporated), Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Wake Island.

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boundary between the U.S. and Mexico. Mexico’s border with California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas is 67 mi shy of 2,000.

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Colorado. Fifty-six of the mountains rise in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado.

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Mississippi. The Rio Grande measures 1,900 mi (3,060 km) while the Missouri stretches 2,315 mi (3,726 km), joining the mighty Mississippi in Louisiana, which tops the Missouri by only 33 mi.

U.S. Geography Answer Key

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    Delaware. Utah has Zion, Texas has Big Bend, but little Delaware has none.

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    geysers in Yellowstone National Park. Wear a raincoat when you visit Yellowstone because

this family of geysers is only a sampling of the more than 150 geysers in the national park.

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    Continental Divide. The Continental Divide begins at Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska, and ends at the Tierra del Fuego.

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    Iowa. Nebraska might be home of the Cornhuskers, but Iowa is the Land Where the Tall Corn Grows.

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    Pacific coast. At 7,623 mi, the Pacific coast, including the corresponding coastlines of Alaska and Hawaii, tops the second-place finisher, the Atlantic coast, by 5,554 mi.

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    Cape Cod National Seashore. While beautiful and certainly worth a visit, Cape Cod National Seashore is not a World Heritage Site.

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    Alaska. The total water area of Alaska is 91,316.00 sq mi. New Mexico has the lowest, at

    • 233.96

      sq mi.

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