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The United States of America is a very diverse place politically and physically ranging from forest to desert and from plains to The Rocky Mountains. Although most of the USA's land is forested, a significant percentage is desert; Mainly in the MidWest and parts of Alaska. Nevertheless, the USA is probably the most geographically diverse country in the world.
Below are maps showing the key physical features of the USA.
This map shows the terrain (a geographic area) of the USA. Higher elevations are shown in brown and tan, like the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Coast Ranges of the western United States. In the eastern U.S., the Appalachian Mountains trend from New England down to Alabama. You can see numerous rivers running across the country to the Mississippi River Basin, which drains everything from the Rockies in the west to the Appalachians in the east. Major lakes are also shown on the map, including the Great Lakes in the northeast, the Great Salt Lake of Utah, and Lake Okeechobee in Florida.
The maps below highlight some of these features more closely.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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