Bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south, the United States of America is the world’s fourth-largest country in terms of total area, comprising 50 states (e.g. Wyoming) and covering a large part of North America, including Alaska in the northwest corner and the archipelago of Hawaii in the mid-Pacific Ocean. This country is the third-most populous in the world, with over 323 million inhabitants (more than 80% of the American population lives in urban areas, namely in the suburbs). Having the largest immigrant population in the world, the USA is a melting pot of ethnical diversity and multiculturalism, with Christianity being definitely the main religion.
Due to its vast territory and geographic diversity, the country has almost all types of climates: humid continental characteristics in the north part of the country; humid subtropical in the south; Florida and Hawaii have a tropical weather; coastal California is more Mediterranean; Alaska is arctic, while the vast plains west of the Mississippi River are semiarid.
The main American cities have their own recognisable icons: the Capitol and Union Station, in the US capital Washington, D.C.; the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Times Square, in New York; Golden Gate Bridge, in San Francisco, California; Space Needle tower, in Seattle; the casinos along the Las Vegas Strip; and the Hollywood film industry, in Los Angeles. Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Miami and Boston are other major cities. If you want to discover more, watch live HD streaming webcams directly on Webcamtaxi.