United States of America



  • The tallest mountain the US is Mt McKinley, located in the state of Alaska it reaches 20,320 ft (6,194 m) above sea level.
  • Most of the world's tornadoes occur in the Midwest region of the US known as Tornado Alley.
  • Hawaii is the most recent of the 50 states in the US (joining in 1959) and is the only one made up entirely of islands.

  • Origin of Name: the feminine version of the Latin name of Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. in Latin, the other continents' names were all feminine.