Mountain and plains
If we look at a relief map of the United States we can see that its physical geography is fairly simple. The main part of the country is made up of two major chains of highlands – the Appalachian Mountains and the Rocky Mountains – divided by an interior lowland comprising the Central Plains.
The Appalachian Mountains, situaded in the east, run from Canada in the north to Alabama in the south and meet some ranges like the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia and the Green Mountains in Vermont.
The Rocky Mountains are found in the west and extend from Alaska right down to central America. They also includes other mountain chains which lie near the pacific coast. These are made up of the Sierra Nevada and the Cascade Range. The physical features of Hawaii contrast sharply with those of the other states. Over twenty small tropical island, which were created by volcanic eruption, make up this state which has simple geographical characteristics.
The great mountainous religions of the west reappear in Alaska, after passing through Canada. Mount McKinley is the highest peak in the State and indeed in the whole of North America.
1 How many chains of highlands are there in the United States?
In United States there are two chains of highlands.
2 Where are the Green Mountains located?
The Green Mountain are located in Vermont.
3 How does the physical pattern of Hawaii contrast with that of the other states?
The physical pattern of Hawaii contrast sharply with those of the other states. Because they were created by vulcanic eruptions.
4 Which is the highest mountains in North America?
The Mount McKinley is the highest peak in the North America.
5 In which state in Mount McKinley located?
Mount McKinley is located in Alaska.
6 Name the mountain chains which lie near the Pacific coast.
The name of mountain chains is Rocky Mountains