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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. Salt Lake City had a population of 181,743 at the end of the 20th century.

GEOGRAPHY

The city is located in the northeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley surrounded by the Great Salt Lake to the northwest, and the steep Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges, on the eastern and western border respectively. In springtime, the canyons are full of wild flowers and spectacular waterfalls. In summertime, you can hike on the mountains, walk, ride the bicycle. In 2002 Salt Lake City hosted The Winter Olympics and thus became a first class destination of tourists from all over the world. Salt Lake City is a perfect destination, whether you come to visit, to ski or to go shopping.

Salt lake City is situated between other two metropolis, named Wasatch Front having a population of 2,081,257 in 2005. The population in the urban areas occupies the third place as number of people on the western coast, after Denver and Phoenix.

WEATHER

The climate of Salt Lake City is characterized as a semi-arid steppe climate, with four distinct seasons. Both summer and winter are long, with hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters, and with spring and fall serving as brief but comfortable transition periods. In spring temperatures are mild, the lawns are green while in the distance Wasatch mountains have white peaks. July is the warmest month of the year. Fall is the favorite season of the most tourists or locals. In winter salt Lake city is a white paradise.

POPULATION

Salt Lake city: 181,743
Salt Lake including the suburbs: 898,387
Utah State: 2.2 million

AREA CODE

Utah uses 801 and codes for calling.

TRANSPORTATION

The airport is at 10 min away from the downtown.

Rules regarding driving:

It is a rule to use your seatbelt for all the people in the car. Babies are to be transported in child seats. No alcohol. Any trace of alcohol (0.08%) is illegal and you will be arrested.

HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS

Traffic/information 511

Information about weather and climate 801-467-8463

Medical emergencies, fire department, police 911

Highways police 801-887-3800


Boston

   Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a state in the United States of America. The largest city in New England, Boston is sometimes considered to be the unofficial economic and cultural center of the New England region; the city of Boston had an estimated population of 596,638 in 2005. However, the city lies at the center of America's eleventh-large metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, which is home to 4.4 million people and includes the nearby cities of Worcester and Providence. Residents of the city are called Bostonians.

   Boston has many "nicknames": The City on a Hill comes from the declared destination of Massachusetts Bay Colony governor, John Winthrop, who had intended to create a city on the hill, in the basic understanding of the word. It also alludes to the 3 hills of the city. Another nickname is Bean town, which sends to the early city's sellers who used to sell beans cooked with imported molasses. the Hub is the short name of  The Hub of the Solar System, or The Hub of the Universe, well sounding phrase that belongs to William Tudor, co founder of North American Review, who also "baptized" the city as "America's Athena", due to its great cultural and intellectual influence. Sometimes the City is called Puritan City because its founders were Puritans. Or The Cradle of Liberty due to its essential part played by the Bostonians in the instigation and starting of the American Revolution.

   The City in itself is in the center of the so called Boston CMSA (Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area), the 7th in the USA. This metropolitan area includes parts of  New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Boston also includes the following towns: Cambridge, Brookline, Quincy, Newton and other suburbs further from the heart of the city.

How to reach Boston?

By car: there are 3 big routes to Boston. I 90, I 95, I 93.

By train: Amtrak. It stops in 3 stations: in B. Rte. 128 which is at about 12 miles away from downtown and a good start to visit the southern suburbs. Back Bay is in Back Bay. Final station is South , close to the Federal District and Red Line metro.

Trains and busses: To get out of the city, MBTA network of lines and railways will bring you out. Amtrak also has trains in the city.

www.mbta.com - train info
www.greyhound.com
www.peterpanbus.com
www.p-b.com
www.amtrak.com
www.bpl.org - Public Boston Library 
cityguide.aol.com/boston - city guide

WEATHER

Boston experiences a continental climate that is very common in New England, but with distinct maritime influences due to its position on the Atlantic Ocean. Summers are typically hot and humid, while winters are cold, windy and snowy. It has been known to snow in May or October but these events are rare.

You can check the weather forecast in Boston at  https://www.boston-online.com/Weather/


Washington DC

Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. "D.C." is an abbreviation for the District of Columbia, the federal district coextensive with the city of Washington. Having a population of more than 4.400.000 inhabitants, it is the 10th most populous metropolitan areas in the USA. You will find in Washington DC: the White House (the President's headquarters) and the Capitol (the headquarters of the Federal Congress). Just close to it you will find the Pentagon (the headquarters of the American Defense Department). Besides sheltering the Government headquarters, it is an important tourist city, with monuments, like those of the former presidents Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington or the monument of  Vietnam victims.

Washington, D.C. is located at 38*53' E, 77*02"W (the coordinates of the Zero Milestone, on the Ellipse). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 177.0 km

 Website: https://www.dc.gov/

Washington is surrounded by the states of Maryland (on its southeast, northeast and northwest sides) and Virginia (on its western side).

 DEMOGRAPHICS

Population (2005) 582,049

In 2000, the income per capita was $40,127 and the income per household $46,283

MONUMENTS AND MUSEUMS

Washington is home to numerous national landmarks and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. The National Mall is a large, open area in the center of the city featuring many monuments to American leaders; it also serves to connect the White House and the United States Capitol buildings. Located prominently in the center of the Mall is the Washington Monument. Other notable points of interest near the Mall include the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, National World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, District of Columbia War Memorial, Albert Einstein Memorial, and United States Navy Memorial.

   The world famous Smithsonian Institution is located in the District. The Smithsonian today is a collection of museums that includes the Anacostia Museum, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American History, National Museum of the American Indian,  National Museum of Natural History, National Portrait Gallery, National Postal Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery and National Zoo.

   There are many art museums in D.C., in addition to those that are part of the Smithsonian, including the National Gallery of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Corcoran Gallery of Art and Phillips Collection.

The White House is the official residence and the main work office for the President of the USA. Its image can be seen on the 20$ bill. 

The Capitol is the building where the US Congress is. It is the legislative branch of the American federal Government. The building was designed by William Thornton PhD. The northern part shelters the Senate and the southern part the Representatives Chamber. Above these there is a gallery where visitors can see the Senate and the Chamber's workings. The architecture reflects the neoclassic style.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The city is lead by a mayor (Anthony A. Williams) and a local council made up of 13 members.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

The subway

The city has a subway network run by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which also runs the Metro bus, 176 busses in Washington, with more than 12300 stops. In 2006 fiscal year, Metro bus made over 131 million trips, 39 % of the total number of trips made by Metro.

Amtrak
Amtrak is a type of intercity trains.

WEATHER IN WASHINGTON DC

Washington is in the northern periphery of the humid subtropical climate zone. Its climate is typical of the Mid-Atlantic U.S., with four distinct seasons. Summer tends to be hot and humid with daily high temperatures in July and August averaging in the high about 30 degrees Celsius to 33 degrees Celsius). The combination of heat and humidity makes thunderstorms very frequent in the summer, some of which occasionally produce tornadoes in the area. The combination of heat and humidity can also be reminiscent of a true tropical climate. Spring and fall are mild with high temperatures in April and October averaging in the high (about 20 degrees Celsius). Winter brings sustained cool temperatures and occasional heavy snowfall, however, light snowfall is common.

MASS MEDIA

Newspapers: Washington Post is one of the oldest  newspapers in and became one of the most respected in the world.


Portland

Portland is a city in the State of Oregon in the USA.

the city is situated on the bank of Columbia river, which separates Oregon and Washington states. Willamette river crosses it and splits it into 2 sections. It is surrounded by mountains, out of which Mount Hood is the best known. As it is close to the Pacific Ocean, weather is very humid in fall, in winter and spring, while in summer it is very nice. Due to its mild winter, it is a favorite place for older people to settle there.

Website: https://www.portlandonline.com/

DEMOGRAPHICS

The population rises to 556000 inhabitants, of which 10000 are Romanians. The annual income per capita is about 40146$, and the income per household is 50271$.

 MEDIA

The Oregonian is the main newsletter in Portland. Willamette Week is a weekly publication distributed in the subways. Other newspapers are Portland Tribune, the Oregon Herald.

TRANSPORTATION

 Portland is known to have the most accessible transportation system in the USA. TriMet has the largest bus network, MAX run the railway network binding the city to its suburbs.

WEATHER

Portland's climate is temperate and seasonal.

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