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- Which is the only state to touch two oceans?
Alaska. The Arctic Ocean covers the Earth's polar region, and the Pacific Ocean laps the balmy southern coasts of the largest U.S. state
- Not counting Alaska, which state extends farthest to the north?
Minnesota. Did you think that it was Maine?
- What's the longest river in the United States?
It's the Mississippi river. Some folks think that it is the Missouri river. However, the Mississippi river from it's source at Lake Itasca, Minnesota to it's mouth at the Southwest Pass is
2,340 miles. The Missouri river from it's source, the junction of the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers in Madison County Mon. to it's
junction with the Mississippi river is only 2315 miles.
Source: The World Almanac.
- What is the Northernmost point in the United States?
Point Barrow, Alaska.
- What is the Southernmost point in the United States?
Ka Lae (South Cape), Hawaii.
- What is the Highest point in the United States?
Mt. McKinley at 20,320 feet.
- What is the Lowest point in the United States?
You guessed it...Death Valley, but did you know that it's lowest point is –282 feet below sea level or -86 meters?
- What was the precious resource that allowed(according to Congress) the U.S. to claim any uninhabited island anywhere in the world and declare it a U.S. territory?
Guano (which is err...uh...bird and animal droppings) was used as fertilizer in the 19th century. It was mined and its collection was highly profitable. The U.S. still controls 8 of the 79 territories claimed by the Guano Act of 1856.
- Which U.S. territory is closest to the U.S. mainland?
- Are the native inhabitants of U.S. territories U.S. citizens?
Yes, with the exception of American Samoa. American Samoans are U.S. nationals. Although territories do rule themselves, inhabitants are also U.S. citizens.
- What is the highest state capital in the United States?
Santa Fe, New Mexico is the highest state capital at 7,000 feet above sea level. Not only that but, Sante Fe is also the only State Capital with no regularly scheduled commercial airline service.
Do you, also known, that Santa Fe was founded in 1607 making it the oldest continuously occupied state capital?
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Last Updated May 6, 2012
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