List of extreme points of the United States
This is a list of points in the
United States that are farther north, south, east, or west than any other location in the country. Also included are extreme points in elevation, extreme distances, and other points of peculiar geographic interest.
Point Barrow, Alaska – northernmost point in all 71°23′20″N 156°28′45″W / 71.38889°N 156.47917°W U.S. territory
Utqiaġvik, Alaska – northernmost incorporated place in all U.S. territory, population about 4,000 71°17′44″N 156°45′59″W / 71.29556°N 156.76639°W
Fairbanks, Alaska – northernmost city of more than 20,000 residents, and northernmost incorporated city with public road access 64°50′22.94″N 147°43′14.63″W / 64.8397056°N 147.7207306°W
Anchorage, Alaska – northernmost city of more than 100,000 residents 61°13′4.17″N 149°53′33.17″W / 61.2178250°N 149.8925472°W
Northwest Angle Inlet in Lake of the Woods, Minnesota – northernmost point in the 48 49°23′04.1″N 95°9′12.2″W / 49.384472°N 95.153389°W contiguous states (because of incomplete information at the time of the Treaty of Paris (1783) settling the American Revolutionary War)
Sumas, Washington – northernmost incorporated place in the 48 contiguous states (because of 19th century survey inaccuracy placing the international border slightly north of the 49°00′08.6″N 122°15′40″W / 49.002389°N 122.26111°W 49th parallel here. ) 
Lynden, Washington – northernmost city of more than 10,000 residents in the 48 contiguous states 48°56′43″N 122°27′10″W / 48.94528°N 122.45278°W
Bellingham, Washington – northernmost city of more than 50,000 residents in the 48 contiguous states 48°45′19.12″N 122°28′43.54″W / 48.7553111°N 122.4787611°W
Everett, Washington – northernmost city of more than 100,000 residents in the 48 contiguous states 47°58′41″N 122°12′27″W / 47.97806°N 122.20750°W
Spokane, Washington – northernmost city of more than 200,000 residents in the 48 contiguous states 47°39′37″N 117°25′25″W / 47.66028°N 117.42361°W
Seattle, Washington – northernmost city of more than 500,000 residents in the United States 47°36′13.81″N 122°19′48.56″W / 47.6038361°N 122.3301556°W Alaska has the northernmost geographic center of all the states. North Dakota has the northernmost geographic center of the 48 contiguous states. Southernmost points
Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica ( ) – southernmost point under United States jurisdiction 90°0′0″S 0°0′0″E / 90.00000°S 0.00000°E
Rose Atoll, American Samoa ( ) – southernmost point in all U.S.-controlled territory 14°34′11″S 168°9′10″W / 14.56972°S 168.15278°W
Palmyra Atoll ( ) – southernmost point in all U.S. incorporated territory 5°53′2″N 162°4′42″W / 5.88389°N 162.07833°W
Ka Lae, Hawaii ( ) – southernmost point in the 50 states 18°54′39″N 155°40′52″W / 18.91083°N 155.68111°W
Nā'ālehu, Hawaii ( ) – southernmost town in the 50 states 19°3′57″N 155°35′15″W / 19.06583°N 155.58750°W
Hilo, Hawaii ( ) – southernmost place with a population over 25,000 in the 50 states 19°41′58″N 155°4′51″W / 19.69944°N 155.08083°W
City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii ( ) – southernmost incorporated place in the 50 states (Hawaii's only incorporated place) 21°18′19″N 157°51′25″W / 21.30528°N 157.85694°W
San Juan, Puerto Rico ( ) – southernmost city of more than 250,000 residents in all U. S. territory 18°27′56″N 66°06′21″W / 18.4655°N 66.1057°W Western Dry Rocks,
Florida ( ) In the 24°26.8′N 81°55.6′W / 24.4467°N 81.9267°W Florida Keys – southernmost point in the 48 contiguous states occasionally above water at low tide
Ballast Key, Florida ( ) – southernmost point in the 48 contiguous states continuously above water 24°31′15″N 81°57′49″W / 24.52083°N 81.96361°W
Key West, Florida ( ) – southernmost incorporated place in the contiguous 48 states 24°32′38.724″N 81°48′17.658″W / 24.54409000°N 81.80490500°W
Cape Sable, Florida ( ) – southernmost point on the U.S. mainland 25°7′6″N 81°5′11″W / 25.11833°N 81.08639°W
Florida City, Florida ( ) – Southernmost municipality in the contiguous U.S. 25°26′54″N 80°28′57″W / 25.44833°N 80.48250°W
Miami, Florida ( ) – the southernmost major metropolitan city in the 48 contiguous states 25°43′40″N 80°14′2″W / 25.72778°N 80.23389°W
Cameron County, Texas ( ) – Southernmost point on the 25°50′14.5″N 97°23′39.9″W / 25.837361°N 97.394417°W Mexico–United States border. Hawaii has the southernmost geographic center of all the states. Florida has the southernmost geographic center of the 48 contiguous states. Easternmost points
Point Udall, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands – easternmost point in all U.S. territory, by direction of travel 17°45′19″N 64°33′54″W / 17.75528°N 64.56500°W
Christiansted, United States Virgin Islands – easternmost town in all U.S. territory, by direction of travel 17°44′54″N 64°43′00″W / 17.7482°N 64.7168°W Sail Rock,
Maine , just offshore of 44°48′45.2″N 66°56′49.3″W / 44.812556°N 66.947028°W West Quoddy Head, Maine – easternmost point in the 50 states, by direction of travel
West Quoddy Head, Maine – easternmost point on the U.S. mainland 44°48′55.4″N 66°56′59.2″W / 44.815389°N 66.949778°W
Lubec, Maine ( ) – easternmost incorporated place in the 50 states 44°49′03″N 66°57′00″W / 44.817419°N 66.949895°W
Bangor, Maine – easternmost city of more than 20,000 residents in the 50 states
Portland, Maine – easternmost city of more than 50,000 residents in the 50 states
San Juan, Puerto Rico ( ) – easternmost major city of more than 250,000 residents in all U.S. territory 18°27′56″N 66°06′21″W / 18.4655°N 66.1057°W
Boston, Massachusetts – easternmost major U.S. city (more than 500,000 residents) Pochnoi Point,
Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska – easternmost point in all U.S. territory by longitude 51°57′42″N 179°46′23″E / 51.96167°N 179.77306°E Peacock Point,
Wake Island – first sunrise (at 19°16′13.2″N 166°39′26.3″E / 19.270333°N 166.657306°E equinox) in all U.S. territory
Northern Islands Municipality, Northern Mariana Islands – easternmost municipality in all U.S. territory, by longitude 16°01′38″N 146°03′52″E / 16.0271°N 146.0645°E Maine has the easternmost geographic center of the 50 states. Westernmost points
Point Udall, Guam ( ) – westernmost point in all U.S. territory, by direction of travel 13°26′51″N 144°37′5.5″E / 13.44750°N 144.618194°E Peaked Island, offshore from
Cape Wrangell, Attu Island, Alaska – westernmost point in the 50 states by direction of travel, and last sunset (at 52°55′14″N 172°26′16″E / 52.92056°N 172.43778°E equinox) in all U.S. territory. West of it passes the International Date Line, after which come Russian territorial islands.
Amatignak Island, Alaska – westernmost point in all U.S. territory by longitude 51°16′7″N 179°8′55″W / 51.26861°N 179.14861°W
Adak, Alaska – westernmost incorporated city in the 50 states 51°49′21″N 176°42′53″W / 51.8224°N 176.7147°W
Unalaska, Alaska - westernmost city of more than 2,500 residents in the 50 states 53°53′20″N 166°31′38″W / 53.888984°N 166.527239°W
Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska – westernmost point on the 65°38′32″N 168°7′8″W / 65.64222°N 168.11889°W North American continent
Anchor Point, Alaska ( ) – Westernmost point on the continuous road system of North America 59°46′20.8914″N 151°52′2.373″W / 59.772469833°N 151.86732583°W  Umatilla Reef, offshore from
Cape Alava, Washington ( ) – westernmost point in the 48 contiguous states occasionally above water at low tide 48°11.1′N 124°47.1′W / 48.1850°N 124.7850°W Bodelteh Islands, offshore from
Cape Alava, Washington – westernmost point in the 48 contiguous states continuously above water 48°10′42.7″N 124°46′18.1″W / 48.178528°N 124.771694°W
Cape Alava, Washington ( ) – westernmost point on the U.S. mainland (contiguous) 48°9′51″N 124°43′59″W / 48.16417°N 124.73306°W
Ozette, Washington ( ) – westernmost town in the 48 contiguous states 48°09′17″N 124°40′02″W / 48.154722°N 124.667222°W
Port Orford, Oregon – westernmost incorporated place in the 48 contiguous states 42°45′15″N 124°30′45″W / 42.754065°N 124.512605°W
Brookings, Oregon – westernmost city of more than 5,000 residents in the 48 contiguous states 42°03′19″N 124°17′15″W / 42.0553°N 124.2875°W
Coos Bay, Oregon – westernmost city of more than 10,000 residents in the 48 contiguous states 43°22′05″N 124°13′03″W / 43.3681°N 124.2174°W
Eureka, California – westernmost city of more than 25,000 residents in the 48 contiguous states
Corvallis, Oregon – westernmost city of more than 50,000 residents in the 48 contiguous states
Eugene, Oregon – westernmost city of more than 100,000 residents in the 48 contiguous states
Portland, Oregon – westernmost city of more than 500,000 residents in the United States Hawaii has the westernmost geographic center of all the states. Oregon has the westernmost geographic center of the 48 contiguous states. Interpretation of easternmost and westernmost
There are three methods for reckoning the eastern and western extremes of the United States.
One method is to use the
Prime Meridian as the dividing line between east and west. This meridian running through Greenwich, London, is defined as zero degrees longitude and could be called the least eastern and least western place in the world. The 180th meridian, on the opposite side of the globe, is therefore the easternmost and westernmost place in the world.
Another method is to use the
International Date Line as the easternmost–westernmost extreme. On the equinox, the easternmost place would be where the day first begins, and the westernmost is where the day last ends.
Still another method is to first determine the
geographic center of the country and from there measure the shortest distance to every other point. All U.S. territory is spread across less than 180° of longitude, so from any spot in the U.S. it is more direct to reach the easternmost point, Point Udall, U.S. Virgin Islands, by traveling east than by traveling west. Likewise, there is not a single point in U.S. territory from which heading east is a shorter route to the westernmost point, Point Udall, Guam, than heading west would be, even accounting for circumpolar routes. The two different Point Udalls are named for two brothers from the Udall family of Arizona; Mo Udall (Guam) and Stewart Udall (Virgin Islands), sons of Chief Justice Levi Stewart Udall of the Arizona Supreme Court, both served as U.S. Congressman.
 Highest points
Denali, Alaska – highest summit in the United States, all US territories, and 63°4′9″N 151°0′23″W / 63.06917°N 151.00639°W North America at 20,310 feet (6,190.5 m) 
Mount Whitney,    California – highest point in the 36°34′43″N 118°17′31″W / 36.57861°N 118.29194°W 48 contiguous states at 14,505 feet (4,421 m)
Mount Elbert,   Colorado – highest point on the Continental Divide of North America at 14,440 feet (4,400 m)
Mauna Kea,  Hawaiʻi – highest island summit in all U.S. territory and the entire 19°49′14″N 155°28′5″W / 19.82056°N 155.46806°W Pacific Ocean at 13,796 feet (4,205 m)
Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico – highest village limits in all U.S. territory at 12,581 feet (3,835 m) (No residents of Taos Ski Valley live above 10,350 feet (3,150 m)) 36°35′52″N 105°26′42″W / 36.59778°N 105.44500°W 
Winter Park, Colorado – highest city limits in all U.S. territory at 12,060 feet (3,680 m) (No residents of Winter Park live above 9,550 feet (2,910 m)) 39°53′34″N 105°45′43″W / 39.89278°N 105.76194°W
San Juan County, Colorado – highest 37°49′N 107°40′W / 37.817°N 107.667°W U.S. county based on a mean elevation (11,240 feet (3,430 m))
Alma, Colorado – highest town in all U.S. territory at 10,355 feet (3,156 m); contiguous residential areas extend to 11,680 feet (3,560 m). 39°17′2″N 106°3′46″W / 39.28389°N 106.06278°W
Leadville, Colorado – highest city in all U.S. territory at 10,152 feet (3,094 m). (No residents of Leadville live above 10,360 feet (3,160 m)) 39°14′50″N 106°17′30″W / 39.24722°N 106.29167°W
Woodland Park, Colorado – highest city of more than 5,000 residents in all U.S. territory at 8,465 feet (2,580 m). 38°59′54″N 105°3′23″W / 38.99833°N 105.05639°W
Laramie, Wyoming – highest city of more than 10,000 residents in all U.S. territory at 7,165 feet (2,184 m). 41°18′40″N 105°35′37″W / 41.31111°N 105.59361°W
Santa Fe, New Mexico – highest city of more than 50,000 residents and highest state capital in all U.S. territory at 6,989 feet (2,130 m). 35°40′2″N 105°57′52″W / 35.66722°N 105.96444°W
Colorado Springs, Colorado – highest city of more than 100,000 residents in all U.S. territory at 6,035 feet (1,839 m). 38°50′2″N 104°49′31″W / 38.83389°N 104.82528°W
Denver, Colorado – highest major city of more than 500,000 residents in all U.S. territory at 5,280 feet (1,610 m). 39°45′43″N 104°52′52″W / 39.76194°N 104.88111°W
Lake County Airport, Colorado – highest airfield in all U.S. territory and North America at 9,927 feet (3,026 m) 39°13′13″N 106°19′00″W / 39.22028°N 106.31667°W
New Mexico State Capitol, Santa Fe – highest 35°40′56″N 105°56′23″W / 35.68222°N 105.93972°W state capitol in the United States at 7,005 feet (2,135 m)
Colorado – highest 39°00′N 105°30′W / 39.000°N 105.500°W U.S. state based on an average elevation of 6,800 feet (2,100 m)
Mount Mitchell, North Carolina – highest point in eastern United States at 6,684 feet (2,037 m) 35°45′53″N 82°15′54″W / 35.76472°N 82.26500°W
Mount Washington, New Hampshire – highest point in northeastern United States at 6,288 feet (1,917 m) 44°16′13″N 71°18′12″W / 44.27028°N 71.30333°W
Arikaree River, Yuma County, Colorado at Kansas state line – highest 39°58′42″N 102°3′6″W / 39.97833°N 102.05167°W U.S. state low point at 3,317 feet (1,011 m)
Beech Mountain, North Carolina – highest incorporated community east of the 36°12′23″N 81°52′59″W / 36.20639°N 81.88306°W Mississippi River at an elevation of 5,506 feet (1,678 m).
Boone, North Carolina – highest elevation (3,333 feet, 1015.9 m) east of the Mississippi River of any town of its size (over 10,000 population). 36°12′41″N 81°40′7″W / 36.21139°N 81.66861°W Eisenhower Tunnel, west of Denver, Colorado – highest point on the Interstate Highway System, at 11,158 feet (3,401 m). Lowest points
Badwater Basin, Death Valley, California, – lowest surface point in all U.S. territory and North America, at −279 feet (−85 m) 36°14′23″N 116°50′5″W / 36.23972°N 116.83472°W 
Salton Sea, California, – lowest lake in all U.S. territory and North America, at −226 feet (−69 m) 33°19′59″N 115°50′3″W / 33.33306°N 115.83417°W
Furnace Creek Airport, California – lowest airfield in all U.S. territory and Western Hemisphere, at −210 feet (−64 m) 36°27′50″N 116°52′53″W / 36.46389°N 116.88139°W
Furnace Creek, California,  – lowest settlement in all U.S. territory and Western Hemisphere, at −190 feet (−58 m) 36°27′29″N 116°52′15″W / 36.45806°N 116.87083°W
Calipatria, California, – lowest city in all U.S. territory and Western Hemisphere, at −184 feet (−56 m) 33°07′32″N 115°30′51″W / 33.12556°N 115.51417°W
Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, – lowest surface point in eastern United States, at −7 feet (−2.1 m) 30°02′40″N 89°56′47″W / 30.04444°N 89.94639°W
New Orleans, Louisiana, – lowest city over 250,000 population in all U.S. territory and Western Hemisphere, with an average elevation of −1.5 feet (−0.46 m) 29°58′N 90°03′W / 29.967°N 90.050°W
Delaware – 39°0′17″N 75°32′46″W / 39.00472°N 75.54611°W lowest state, with an average elevation of 60 feet (18 m)
Britton Hill, Florida, – 30°59′18″N 86°16′55″W / 30.98833°N 86.28194°W lowest state high point, at 345 feet (105 m)
Lake Superior bottom, Michigan, – lowest freshwater point in all U.S. territory, at −732 feet (−223 m) 46°54′31″N 86°35′52″W / 46.90861°N 86.59778°W  Puget Sound bottom, Washington, – lowest seawater point in the interior of the United States, at −956 feet (−291 m) 47°44.9′N 122°25.7′W / 47.7483°N 122.4283°W  Other points Most remote point in the 50 states: Ipnavik River,
National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska, ; 120 miles (190 km) from nearest habitation 68°45′N 156°41′W / 68.750°N 156.683°W
Geographic center of the 50 states: approximately 20 miles (32 km) north of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, 44°58′N 103°46′W / 44.967°N 103.767°W
Geographic center of the 48 contiguous states: approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Lebanon, Kansas, 39°50′N 98°35′W / 39.833°N 98.583°W Closest to the equator:
Baker Island is at . 0°11′41″N 176°28′46″W / 0.19472°N 176.47944°W   The
geographic center of North America is at , about 6 miles (10 km) west of 48°10′N 100°10′W / 48.167°N 100.167°W Balta, in Pierce County, North Dakota.  The North American
pole of inaccessibility (distant from ocean access) is at , about eleven miles (18 km) southeast of the town of 43°22′N 101°58′W / 43.367°N 101.967°W Kyle, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, in Bennett County, South Dakota, 1,025 miles (1,650 km) from the nearest coastline. The southwesternmost point of the contiguous United States is
Border Field State Park, California.  The northwesternmost point of the contiguous United States is Cape Flattery, Washington.  Islands
Island of Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi – most extensive island in all U.S. territory at 4,028 square miles (10,430 km 19°49′15″N 155°28′5″W / 19.82083°N 155.46806°W 2) and tallest island in all U.S. territory and the entire Pacific Ocean at 13,796 feet (4,205 m)
Kodiak Island, Alaska – most extensive 57°28′N 153°26′W / 57.467°N 153.433°W Gulf of Alaska island at 3,595.09 square miles (9,311.2 km 2)
Island of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico – most extensive island of U.S. 18°15′N 66°30′W / 18.250°N 66.500°W Caribbean territory at 3,515.1 square miles (9,104 km 2)
Prince of Wales Island, Alaska – most extensive island of the 55°37′55″N 132°54′27″W / 55.63194°N 132.90750°W Alexander Archipelago at 2,577 square miles (6,670 km 2)
Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska – most extensive 63°24′54″N 170°23′58″W / 63.41500°N 170.39944°W Bering Sea island at 1,791.56 square miles (4,640.1 km 2)
Unimak Island, Alaska – most extensive 54°46′6″N 164°11′12″W / 54.76833°N 164.18667°W Aleutian island at 1,571.41 square miles (4,069.9 km 2)
Long Island, New York – most extensive island of the U.S. 40°52′10″N 73°00′00″W / 40.86944°N 73.00000°W Atlantic coast at 1,401 square miles (3,630 km 2)
Padre Island, Texas – most extensive 26°50′40″N 97°22′04″W / 26.84444°N 97.36778°W Gulf of Mexico island at 209 square miles (540 km 2) and longest barrier island on Earth at 113 miles (182 km)
Isle Royale in Lake Superior, Michigan – most extensive island in a lake in all U.S. territory at 206.73 square miles (535.4 km 48°0′N 88°55′W / 48.000°N 88.917°W 2)
Whidbey Island, Washington – most extensive island of 48°8′11″N 122°34′57″W / 48.13639°N 122.58250°W Puget Sound at 168.67 square miles (436.9 km 2) Santa Cruz Island, California – most extensive of the 34°0′13″N 119°43′35″W / 34.00361°N 119.72639°W Channel Islands of California at 97 square miles (250 km 2) Lakes
Lake Michigan-Huron – largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, at 45,300 square miles (117,000 km 45°48′N 84°45′W / 45.800°N 84.750°W 2), of which 31,507 square miles (81,600 km 2) is within the United States.
Lake Superior – Lying along the 47°42′N 87°30′W / 47.700°N 87.500°W Canada–United States border, it is the second largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, at 31,700 sq mi (82,100 km 2), of which 20,600 square miles (53,350 km 2) is within the United States. It is also North America's largest lake by volume, at 2,900 cu mi (12,000 km  3); it is commonly called the largest lake by surface area when Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are not considered one lake.
Great Salt Lake, Utah, – most extensive 41°10′N 112°35′W / 41.167°N 112.583°W endorheic lake, at 1,700 square miles (4,400 km 2) Crater Lake, Oregon, – deepest lake, at 1,943 feet (592 m) 42°57′N 122°5′W / 42.950°N 122.083°W  Rivers
Mississippi River – most extensive 29°9′4″N 89°15′12″W / 29.15111°N 89.25333°W river basin at 1,151,000 square miles (2,980,000 km 2)
Mississippi- Missouri- Jefferson Rivers – longest 29°9′4″N 89°15′12″W / 29.15111°N 89.25333°W river system at 3,902 miles (6,280 km)
Missouri River – longest 38°48′49″N 90°7′11″W / 38.81361°N 90.11972°W main stem river at 2,341 miles (3,767 km)
Mississippi River – longest 29°9′4″N 89°15′12″W / 29.15111°N 89.25333°W Gulf of Mexico main stem river at 2,202 miles (3,544 km)
Yukon River – longest 62°35′55″N 164°47′40″W / 62.59861°N 164.79444°W Bering Sea main stem river at 1,979 miles (3,185 km)
Colorado River – longest 31°48′57″N 114°48′22″W / 31.81583°N 114.80611°W Gulf of California main stem river at 1,450 miles (2,330 km)
Columbia River – longest 46°14′39″N 124°3′29″W / 46.24417°N 124.05806°W Pacific Ocean main stem river at 1,243 miles (2,000 km)
Saint Lawrence River – longest 49°40′N 64°30′W / 49.667°N 64.500°W Atlantic Ocean main stem river at 600 miles (970 km) Bear River – longest 41°27′30″N 112°17′25″W / 41.45833°N 112.29028°W endorheic basin main stem river at 491 miles (790 km) Extreme distances Greatest east–west distance in the 48 contiguous states: 2,800 miles (4,500 km)
Greatest north–south distance in the 48 contiguous states: 1,650 miles (2,660 km).
 Greatest distance between any two points in U.S. territory: 9,514 miles (15,311 km), from
Point Udall, Guam, to Point Udall, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (formerly known as Orote Point and East Point, respectively).  Greatest distance between any two points in the 50 states: 5,859 miles (9,429 km), from
Kure Atoll, Hawaii, to Log Point, Elliott Key, Florida.  Greatest distance between any two points in the contiguous 48 states: 2,901 miles (4,669 km), from
North Farallon Island, California, to Sail Rock, east of West Quoddy Head, Maine.  Greatest distance between any two mainland points in the contiguous 48 states: 2,892 miles (4,654 km), from
Point Arena, California, to West Quoddy Head, Maine.  Greatest east–west distance in U.S. territory [?]: 5,823 miles (9,371 km), from Kure Atoll, Hawaii, to Riviera Beach, Florida.  Some map projections make diagonal lines appear longer than they actually are. The diagonal line from Kure Atoll, Hawaii, to West Quoddy Head, Maine, is 5,797 miles (9,329 km); and the diagonal from Cape Wrangell, Attu Island, Alaska, to Log Point, on Elliott Key, Florida, is 5,505 miles (8,859 km). See also References
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The Aleutian Islands (; Russian: Алеутские острова; Aleut: Tanam Unangaa, literally "Land of the Aleuts", possibly from Chukchi aliat, "island"), also called the Aleut Islands or Aleutic Islands and known before 1867 as the Catherine Archipelago, are a chain of 14 large volcanic islands and 55 smaller ones belonging to both the U.S. state of Alaska and the Russian federal subject of Kamchatka Krai. They form part of the Aleutian Arc in the Northern Pacific Ocean, occupying an area of 6,821 sq mi (17,666 km2) and extending about 1,200 mi (1,900 km) westward from the Alaska Peninsula toward the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, and mark a dividing line between the Bering Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. Crossing longitude 180°, at which point east and west longitude end, the archipelago contains both the westernmost part of the United States by longitude (Amatignak Island) and the easternmost by longitude (Semisopochnoi Island). The westernmost U.S. island in real terms, however, is Attu Island, west of which runs the International Date Line. While nearly all the archipelago is part of Alaska and is usually considered as being in the "Alaskan Bush", at the extreme western end, the small, geologically related Commander Islands belong to Russia.
The islands, with their 57 volcanoes, form the northernmost part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Physiographically, they are a distinct section of the larger Pacific Border province, which in turn is part of the larger Pacific Mountain System physiographic division.
These Islands are most known for the battles and skirmishes that occurred there during the Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II. The Japanese landings and occupations of Kiska and Attu in June 1942 were the only two foreign invasions of the United States during that war.
Furnace Creek Airport
Furnace Creek Airport (IATA: DTH, FAA LID: L06) is a public airport located 0.75 miles (1 km) west of Furnace Creek, Death Valley, serving Inyo County, California, USA. This general aviation airport covers 40 acres (16 ha) and has one runway. At −210 feet (−64 m) MSL, it is the lowest elevation airport in North America.
Geography of the United States
The term "United States", when used in the geographical sense,
is the contiguous United States, the state of Alaska, the island state of Hawaii, the five insular territories of Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, and minor outlying possessions. The United States shares land borders with Canada and Mexico and maritime borders with Russia, Cuba, and the Bahamas in addition to Canada and Mexico. The northern border of the United States with Canada is the world's longest bi-national land border.
List of geographic centers of the United States
This is a list of geographic centers of each U.S. state. Note that the geographic center of the entire U.S. is northeast of Belle Fourche in Butte County, South Dakota 44°58′N 103°46′W, while that of the contiguous 48 is near Lebanon in Smith County, Kansas 39°50′N 98°35′W. The geographic center of North America lies near Rugby, North Dakota 48°22′2″N 99°59′46″W, though this designation has no official status.
Naalehu is a community in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Naʻālehu means "the volcanic ashes" in Hawaiian. It is the southernmost community with a post office in the 50 states of the United States. (See List of extreme points of the United States.) For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Naalehu as a census-designated place (CDP). The census definition of the area may not precisely correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name. The population was 866 at the 2010 census, down from 919 at the 2000 census.
Peaked Island (Alaska)
Peaked Island is an uninhabited island located in the Aleutian Islands chain in Alaska. It is the westernmost point in the 50 states by direction of travel, and last sunset (at equinox) in U.S. territory. West of it passes the International Date Line, after which come Russian territorial islands.
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