Overview of the US

USA - United States is a federal constitutional republic consisting of 50 states and one Federal District. The United States also has 14 territories, also known as the insular areas scattered in the Caribbean and Pacific. United States is the third largest country in area and third in population in the world. The United States is one of the countries most ethnically diverse in the world, as a result of the exodus from many other countries around the world. The United States recognized by many nations as a military power, cultural, economic and most influential in the world.

Country name: America / the United States

Capital: Washington, D.C.

Size: 9.82663 million km²

Population: 308,586,000 (2010)

Currency: U.S. Dollars ($)

Time zone: GMT-5 to GMT -10 - Summer: GMT -4 to -10 GMT

Languages: English - United States (US English)

Continental United States stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from Canada to Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico. Alaska is the largest state in area, bordering the Pacific and the Arctic Ocean and is separated from mainland Canada United States. Hawaii consists of a chain of islands in the Pacific.

Geographical location & Climate

Because the United States has a large area and there are vast terrain, the United States almost all types of climate. The climate is mild in the majority of regions, tropical climate 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 the coastal California, and arid in the Great Basin. Inclement weather is rarely seen.

Big cities

New York - As the most populous city in the United States, New York has a strong influence on trade, finance, culture, fashion and entertainment the whole and also a global center of commerce and international transactions, as well as one of three "centers set right" the world economy along with London and Tokyo.

Los Angeles - As the largest city in California and the second largest in the United States, this city is renowned as a center for cinema. A lot of celebrities live in Beverly Hills neighborhood and many movies and TV shows are recorded in Hollywood, part of the city.

Chicago - Central American transport. The city has the world famous perennial financial, technology, transportation, and ethnicity. The skyscraper, cuisine, political traditions, and sports teams of Chicago is also famous.

Washington D.C. - As a federal zone, does not depend on any State, to serve as the permanent capital of the country. Is where the center of the branches of the US federal government and many monuments and national museums are located in Washington D.C. zone

Las Vegas - known as the entertainment capital of the world, renowned cuisine, the resort casinos and related entertainment.

Seattle - From an economically backward region, has flourished in the heart of information technology, aviation, architecture, and entertainment industries. The city is known as a center of technology lovers "green". Seattle is also known for the more coffee consumed coffee companies founded or based in Seattle.

See also: Expert introduction to the 50 states in the US


The United States has a mixed economy of capitalism was fueled by abundant natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and high performance. Gross domestic product of the United States accounted for 20 percent of total world product.

Culture, Cuisine & Religion

Art of the American mass cooking is similar to that of Western countries. Wheat is the main cereal. Traditional American cuisine uses cooking materials such as turkey, white-tailed deer meat, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, pumpkin. The food iconic American as apple pie, pizza, hamburgers, and hot dogs.

The US government does not control the American creed. The actual number of Christians account for about 75% and the rest is the religion as Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, etc ..

Sports & Tourism

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