Special Report

50 Most Amazing Things About America Today

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1. The U.S. is big

The U.S. is the third largest country in the world by land mass — nearly as big as the entire continent of Europe.

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2. World class athletes

American athletes have won more Olympic medals than athletes from any other country.

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3. Climate diversity

The U.S. is the only country that falls within five different climate zones.

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4. Magnet for international tourism

The U.S. attracts more tourists than every country in the world after Spain and France.

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5. Fresh water supply

Lake Superior is the largest body of freshwater in the world by surface area.