Friday, February 11, 2011

Fun Geography Facts of USA

6.7 million people commute to Manhattan daily. 

Hawaii is the only US state that grows coffee.

In Montana there was a count of cows and people and there were more cows than people.

Next to Warsaw , Chicago has 
the largest Polish population in the world.

Los Angeles’ full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula — and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.

Chances that a road is unpaved in the U.S.A: 1%, in Canada : 75%.

Every year, Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes.

The oldest city in the U.S. is  St. Augustine founded in 1565.

If present trends continue, US population will reach 400 million by the year 2050.

The US population is growing by about 2.5 million people each year.

The city of Houston, Texas is built on a swamp and is slowly sinking!

Los Angeles gets more car accidents a year than any other city in the world.

Clearwater Florida has more lightning strikes a year than any other city in the United States in the charts.

The world's shortest river, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the Roe River. It is only 200 feet (61 meters) long and flows between Giant Springs and the Missouri River near Great Falls, Montana. 

The first US capital was New York City.

As of 2009, six of the 25 tallest buildings in the world are in the United States. 

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