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About the US

The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic composing of 50 states and a federal zone. It also has 14 territories known as insular areas scattered in the Caribbean and Pacific. The United States is the third largest country in total area and population in the world. The United States is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world as a result of migration from other countries around the world. It is recognized by many nations as a power of military, culture, and economic which has the greatest impact on the world.

  • Name of country: America / the United States
  • Capital: Washington, D.C.
  • Area: 9.82663 million km²
  • Population: 308,586,000 (2010)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollars ($)
  • Timezone: GMT-5 to GMT-10 (in Summer: GMT-4 to GMT-10)
  • Language: English (American English)

Location & Climate

The continent of the United States stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from Canada to Mexico as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Alaska is not only the largest state in the United States, bounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean but also separated from the continental United States by Canada. Hawaii consists of a chain of islands located in the Pacific Ocean.

Because the United States has a large area and vast terrain, it has almost types of climate. The climate is mild in most areas, tropical in Hawaii and southern Florida, polar climate in Alaska, semiarid in the Great Plains west of the 100th meridian, the climate in the Southwest desert, Mediterranean climate in coastal California, and arid in the Great basin. There is rarely seen severe weather in the United States of America.

Big Cities

New York – the most populous city in the United States. New York has a strong influence on commerce, finance, culture, fashion, and entertainment, and it is a global centre for trade and international transactions, as well as one of three “centre right” world economy, along with London and Tokyo.

Los Angeles, “a center for cinema”, is the largest city in the state of California as well as the second largest in the United States. There are a lot of stars living in the Beverly Hills city, and many films and TV programs are produced in Hollywood, a part of the city.

Chicago, “America’s transportation hub”, over long years was famous in finance, technology, transportation, and nation. The skyscraper, traditional food, politics, and sports teams of Chicago is also popular.

Washington D.C. – a Federal District, is not dependent on any states and served as the capital of the United States. Washington D.C  is home to the departments of the Federal Government, and several monuments as well as National Museum are all located in the District of Washington D.C.

Las Vegas, “the capital of entertainment in the world”, is famous for its cuisine, casino, resorts, and associated entertainment.

Seattle, from a backward economic zone, has burgeoned into the center of information technology, aviation, architecture, and the entertainment industry. The city is known as a center of the lovers ‘ green ‘ technology. Seattle is also popular for the consumption of coffee leading to many coffee companies were founded or based in Seattle.

Economy

The United States is a capitalist mixed economy which is empowered by abundant natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and high performance. Gross domestic product of the United States (GDP) accounts for 20 percent of total world production.

Culture, Cuisine & Religion

The art of American culinary is similar to that of western countries. Wheat is the main staple grains. Traditional ingredients of American cuisine include turkey, white-tailed deer meat, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and corn. The iconic dishes of the American are Apple pies, pizza, hamburgers, and hot dogs.

The U.S. Government does not take control of Americans’ belief. The number of Christians is about 75%, and the rest are other religions such as Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.

Sport & Tourism

Baseball is considered as the national sport; American football, basketball, and hockey are the three professional team sport of the country. Although football is not a professional sport in the United States, the youth and amateurs of all ages like to play it. Tennis and outdoor sports are also favorable.