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United States (US) Facts and Culture

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  • Cultural Attributes: Americans strongly value their freedom and see America as a country that defends democracy. People in the United States cherish... More
  • Family: Perhaps more than in any other country in the world, the dream of the typical family in the United States... More
  • Personal Apperance: In general, residents of the United States tend towards more informal, casual dress, particularly in areas outside the eastern seaboard.... More
  • Recreation: Sports and recreation play a major role in the social fabric of the United States. Popular national sports include basketball,... More
  • Diet: Fast food is found in abundance in America reflecting the on-the-go lifestyle of Americans. Many dishes are adopted from the... More
  • Food and Recipes: The typical family in the United States eats three meals per day. Breakfast for adults might often consist of a... More
  • Visiting: When visiting an American home or family, you should not worry as much about doing the right thing as being... More

United States (US) Facts

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Capital Washington, DC
Government Type Constitutional federal republic
Currency US Dollar (USD)
Total Area 3,794,079 Square Miles
9,826,675 Square Kilometers
Location North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico
Language English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific islands 2.7%, other 0.7%

Note: the US has no official national language, but English has acquired official status in 28 of the 50 states; Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii
GDP - real growth rate 2.6%
GDP - per capita (PPP) $56,300.00 (USD)

United States (US) Demographics

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Ethnic Groups White 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61%

Note: a separate listing for Hispanic is not included because the US Census Bureau considers Hispanic to mean persons of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin including those of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican Republic, Spanish, and Central or South American origin living in the US who may be of any race or ethnic group (white, black, Asian, etc.); about 15.1% of the total US population is Hispanic
Nationality Adjective American
Nationality Noun American(s)
Population 332,639,102
Population Growth Rate 0.9%
Population in Major Urban Areas New York-Newark 20.352 million; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 13.395 million; Chicago 9.676 million; Miami 6.061 million; Philadelphia 5.927 million; WASHINGTON, D.C. (capital) 4.705 million
Predominant Language English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific islands 2.7%, other 0.7%

Note: the US has no official national language, but English has acquired official status in 28 of the 50 states; Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii
Urban Population 82.4%

United States (US) Government

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  • Executive Branch: Chief of state: President Joseph R BIDEN Jr. (since 20 January 2021); Vice President Kamala HARRIS (since 20 January 2021);... More
  • Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal More
  • Citizenship: Citizenship by birth: yes Citizenship by descent: yes Dual citizenship recognized: no, but the US government acknowledges such situations exist; United States... More
  • National Holiday: Independence Day, 4 July (1776) More
  • Constitution: Previous 1781 (Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union); latest drafted July - September 1787, submitted to the Congress of the... More
  • Independence: 4 July 1776 (declared); 3 September 1783 (recognized by Great Britain) More

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United States (US) Geography

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  • Climate: Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semi-arid in the great plains west of the Mississippi... More
  • Border Countries: Canada 8,893 km (including 2,477 km with Alaska), Mexico 3,141 km Note: United States Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is... More
  • Environment - Current Issues: air pollution; large emitter of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels; water pollution from runoff of pesticides and... More
  • Environment - International Agreements: Party To: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Seals, Antarctic Treaty, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered... More
  • Terrain: Vast central plain, mountains in the west, hills and low mountains in the east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys... More

United States (US) Economy

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  • Economic Overview: The United States has the most technologically powerful economy in the world, with a per capita GDP of $59,500. US... More
  • Industries: Highly diversified, world-leading, high-technology innovator, second-largest industrial output in the world; petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food... More
  • Currency Name and Code: US Dollar (USD) More
  • Export Partners: Canada 19%, Mexico 13.3%, China 7%, Japan 4.5% More
  • Import Partners: China 18.4%, Canada 14.2%, Mexico 11.7%, Japan 5.8%, Germany 4.4% More

United States (US) News and Current Events

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United States (US) Travel Information

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Country Description

The United States is a country primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, nine Minor Outlying Islands, and 326 Native American reservations.

It is the world's third-largest country by both land and total area. It shares land borders with Canada to its north and Mexico to its south and maritime borders with the Bahamas, Cuba, Russia. With a population of over 333 million, it is the most populous country in the Americas and the third most populous in the world. The capital of the United States is Washington, D.C., and its most populous city and principal financial center is in New York City.

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