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1 Lucie Syrová

2 * General facts * Flag * Location on the map * Surface * Water

3 * the United States of America * federal constitutional republic * 50 states and a federal district * head of the country – president (Barack Obama) * population over 315,000,000 (including 11.2 million illegal immigrants) * nicknames – Pizza, Melting pot

4 * 13 horizontal stripes of red alternating with white = 13 British colonies → the first states in the Union * blue rectangle bearing 50 white stars = 50 states of the USA * nicknamed "Stars and Stripes", "Old Glory" and "The Star-Spangled Banner"

5 * central North America * 48 states and Washington, D.C. lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and Gulf of Mexico in the south * Alaska in the northwest of the continent * the state of Hawaii - an archipelago in the mid-Pacific * bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south

6 * very diverse * the Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada in the west * the coastal plains and the Appalachian Mountains in the east * central area mostly plains (the Great Plains) * deserts – e.g. the Mojave * the highest peak – Mount McKinley (Alaska, 6,194m) * the lowest point – Death Valley (California, 86m below sea level)

7 * the Mississippi-Missouri-Ohio river system drains the Great Plains * the Rio Grande – border with Mexico * the Great Lakes – border with Canada, the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth

8 * Flag of the United States. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * United States. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z:

9 * ZSCOUT370. Flag of the United States. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: svg svg * MISSMJ. Map of USA with state names. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: mes.svg mes.svg * E PLURIBUS. USA-satellite. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: satellite.jpghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USA- satellite.jpg * BEYOND MY KEN. Great Lakes from space crop labeled. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: eled.jpg eled.jpg


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