Geography of the USA
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How far is it from San Francisco to New York?
  2. How big (land area) is the U.S., and how big is each state?
  3. Where can I find a map of the U.S.?
  4. I heard the period of Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. will be changed in 2007. When does it begin and end?
  5. I'd like to find tourist information on Puerto Rico.
  6. Where can I find a weather report for various cities in the U.S.?
  7. Where do I find the zip code for ...?

Population

  1. What is the population of the U.S.?
  2. What is the population of the U.S. state-by-state?
  3. What percentage of the U.S. population voted in the last presidential election?
  4. I'd like to know the top-10 most populous cities in the U.S.
  5. Which cities are considered most livable in the U.S. now?


Answers
  1. How far is it from San Francisco to New York?
    It is 2582 miles (4156 km). For more see city distance calculation.

  2. How big (land area) is the U.S., and how big is each state?
    The size of U.S. land area is 9,842.696 square kilometers.
    For states land area, please take a look at 2006 Statistical Abstract - Table 347 - Land and Water Area of States and Other Areas: 2000.

  3. Where can I find a map of the U.S.?
    Several online map sites are available: Google Maps; MapQuest.com; and Yahoo! Maps.

  4. I heard the period of Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. will be changed in 2007. When does it begin and end?
    In 2005, President Bush signed into law a new energy policy bill that would extend Daylight Saving Time by 4 weeks beginning in 2007. It begins at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March and ends at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November beginning in 2007. The following NASA website lists the Daylight Saving dates from 2001 to 2012.

  5. I'd like to find tourist information on Puerto Rico.
    See the Puerto Rico Tourist Information.

  6. Where can I find a weather report for various cities in the U.S.?
    Weather reports can be found at sites such as Yahoo.com.

  7. Where do I find the zip code for ...?
    You can search for a zip code at Zip Code Lookup: United States Postal Service.

Population

  1. What is the population of the U.S.?
    300.2 million and climbing. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

  2. What is the population of the U.S. state-by-state?
    For quick, easy access to facts about people, businesses, and geography of states and counties in the USA, see: quickfacts.census.gov.

  3. What percentage of the U.S. population voted in the last presidential election?
    According to this press release from the U.S. Census Bureau, 64 percent of U.S. citizens voted in the 2004 presidential election.

  4. I'd like to know the top-10 most populous cities in the U.S.
    1. New York 2. Los Angeles 3. Chicago 4. Houston 5. Philadelphia 6. Phoenix 7. San Diego 8. San Antonio 9. Dallas 10. San Jose (As of July 1, 2004) Source: Census Bureau page.

  5. Which cities are considered most livable in the U.S. now?
    In the book entitled Places Rated Almanac, 354 metropolitan areas ranked for: living costs, transportation, job outlook, climate, the arts, health care and recreation. Another good reference book is America's Top Rated Cities (4 vols). Both are available in the U.S. Embassy / American Center Reference Service.



































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