The United States of America

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The United States Of America

General Facts 

  • Population: 323,995,528 people
  • Capital: Washington D.C. 
  • Area: 3.8 million square miles
  • Language: English 79.2%, Spanish 12.9%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 3.3%, other 0.9%
  • Religion: Protestant 46.5%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%,  other Christian 0.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah's Witness 0.8%,Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Life Expectancy: 79 years old
  • GDP per Capita:U$D. $57,436$ per year
  • Literacy Percent: 99

Other Fun Facts:

  • GPS is wholly controlled by the USA and can be ‘switched off’ at any time.
  • The last man to be executed by firing squad in the USA asked for a bulletproof vest as his last wish.
  • The smallest state is Rhode Island with an area of just 1,545 square miles (4,002 sq km)
  • The largest state by area is Alaska with 663,268 square miles (1,717,854 sq km).
  • From the ground to the top of the torch the Statue of Liberty measures 93 meters, and weighs 204 metric tons
  • The USA has more museums than Starbucks and McDonald's locations combined
  • The flag, as it flies today with 50 stars and 13 stripes, was designed in 1958 by 17-year-old high school student, Robert G. Heft, of Lancaster, Ohio.
  • The United States has 59 protected areas known as National Parks that are operated by the National Park Service

Our Suggestions

  • Take a road trip across the USA .  The highway systems is well maintained and extensive.  Rent a car and go. 
  • Spend time in Southern California, within two hours you have mountains, oceans, deserts, a foreign country and major world city of LA.  
  • See the National Parks of the USA they are incredible, Here is the page for our National Sights Series.

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