Special Report

56 Most Amazing Things About America Today

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1. The US is big

The United States is the third largest country in the world by landmass — 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 United States is the only country that has all of Earth’s five climate zones: tropical, dry, temperate, continental, and polar.

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4. Magnet for international tourism

The United States is the third most visited country by international tourists after Spain and France.

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5. Fresh water supply

Lake Superior, on the United States-Canada border, is the largest body of freshwater in the world by surface area. The lake covers 31,700 square miles.

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