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12 Strange US Geography Facts No One Told You About

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The US enjoys some very impressive statistics. 50 states. 325.7 million people. 14,146 McDonald's restaurants. Oh, yes, and some truly wacky geography facts! Get ready because some of these geographic anomalies can be mind-boggling. Do you know, for example, which state has the longest coastline? Top contenders could be Texas, Florida, and California. But it’s Alaska! The Alaskan coastline covers 6,640 miles and is actually longer than the coastline for the rest of the states combined! So if you love the cold sea and frozen beaches, Alaska is the place to be! Watch the video to learn which site to visit if you want to be in 4 places at once, how Americans can be trapped in Canada, and how everyone on Earth could fit into the state of Texas. TIMESTAMPS: Buildings in New York have their own ZIP codes 1:03 Alaska is everywhere 1:39 You can walk from the US to Russia 2:24 Canada in California 3:22 The longest river in the US 3:55 The shortest river in the world 4:47 The longest coastline 5:23 The tallest mountain in the world 5:56 Point Roberts — America or Canada? 6:49 Four Corners — 4 states 7:41 Border states 8:26 Texas is bigger than you can imagine 9:16 #geographyfacts #factsaboutamerica#usafacts Music by Epidemic Sound SUMMARY: - Manhattan is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. It is so unbelievably crowded that there are over 200 ZIP codes in Manhattan alone! And there are over 40 buildings that are large enough to have their own ZIP codes. - Alaska is pretty close to Russia. The state stretches so far west that it reaches into the eastern hemisphere. So if you want to experience the northern, western, and eastern hemispheres, simply head to Alaska! - During the winter, the small area between Alaska and Russia freezes over. In the middle of the Bering Strait are 2 islands: Big Diomede is part of Russian territory, and Little Diomede is part of Alaskan territory. - The population of Canada is 36.7 million, but California still houses more people than the entire country of Canada. - The Mississippi River spans 2,348 miles. That’s like the distance from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Boston, Massachusetts. - The US can boast about housing the fourth largest river in the world, but it also houses the smallest. The Roe River is located in Montana, and it’s just 201 ft long. - Technically, the tallest mountain is part of the United States. Mauna Kea in Hawaii is an enormous mountain that’s about 33,500 ft tall. - How can you be in 4 places at once? Just head over to Four Corners, a rare area in America where 4 states meet. Southeast Utah, Northeast Arizona, Southwest Colorado, and Northwest New Mexico intersect in a right angle. - 2 states in the US don’t share borders with any other US states. Do you know which ones? If you thought of Hawaii and Alaska, you’re right! - In New York City, the city stretches upward to make room for the 8.6 million inhabitants. If the world’s population lived in such a condensed manner, they would only cover 250,404 square miles. Subscribe to Bright Side : ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: Instagram: 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: