Size of the
Vistiors to the United States are often surprised to learn the distance距离 from the east coast海岸 to the west coast. It is more than 3,500 kilometers from the Atlantic 大西洋Ocean 海洋 on the east coast to the Pacific太平洋 Ocean on the west .A jet plane喷气机 crosses the continental 大陆的United States in about five hours . but a traveler in a fast railroad train needs more than forty –eight hours to cross the country.
The new state of
Hawaii夏威夷 is very far from the states on the east
coast of the continent.