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Stargzer wrote:OK, here's a geography question.
Name the northernmost, southernmost, westernmost, and eastermnost states of the United States of America.
Answers will be posted in a day or so to give time for guesses.
It's a simple question of geography, latitude, longitude, and map-reading skills. Many people think in terms of the Continental or Coterminus United States, not the 50 United States, so they pick Maine for North and East, Florida for South, and Califorina, Oregon, or Washington for West, but the correct answers are:
Barrow is above the Arctic Circle, much father North than Maine.
Hawaii is farther south than Cuba. In this case, the OneLook Dictionary
Now the question is: How can Alaska be both the Easternmost and the Westernmost state?
The Aleutian Island chain in Alaska crosses the 180 degree meridian, so some of the Aleutians have an Eastern Longitude, placing them East of the Atlantic coast states.