U.S. Shaded Relief Map

Map by Visual Geomatics

This is a relief map of the United States, featuring its topography and shaded according to its tricolor flag. The map includes the mainland U.S., as well as Alaska and Hawaii.

The U.S. is the third-largest country in the world in terms of total land area, measuring more than 3.7 million square miles (9.8 million square kilometers).

The red areas on the map are the lowlands. The ones in blue are the hills and low mountains in the east, and the central Great Plains in the mainland, according to ThoughtCo. The white areas are high mountainous regions, such as the ones in Alaska, Hawaii, and the western mainland.

The Denali mountain in southern Alaska is the highest point in the country. National Geographic lists its peak at 6,190 meters (20,130 feet), which also makes it the tallest peak in North America. 

Nat Geo also notes that the Death Valley in the Mojave Desert in California is the lowest point in the United States. Dubbed as the “hottest, driest, and lowest national park” by the U.S. National Park Service, it measures 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level.

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