General information



Population and major cities
The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States, America or the States, is consisting of 50 states. The country is between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. The capital of the USA is Washington DC. The total area of the USA is almost 10.000.000 km2 and because of that, there is an extreme diversity in climate and geography. It is tropical in the States of Florida and Hawaii, but there are arctic weather conditions in Alaska. The varied landscape and weather conditions produce many different types of flora. Plant life, bird species and animals are conserved in the National Parks. Animals include bears, moose, deer, raccoons, chipmunks and alligators.The USA has a population of 324,960,145. The capital of The States is Washington, which was founded in 1791. The population of the USA grows every year with approximately one percent.

The official language
In the USA about 80 percent of the citizens speak English. The second language is Spanish: about 10 percent of American people use this language. Chinese and French are also languages that are spoken in the United States.

Religion and culture
The largest religious group is Christianity with 70,6% of the entire population. 5,9% of the population is a follower of Non-Christian faiths and 22,8% of the population states that they are not religious. The United States is sometimes described as a “melting pot” in which different cultures have contributed their own distinct “flavors” to American culture. Just as cultures from around the world have influenced American culture, today American culture influences the world. The term Western culture often refers broadly to the cultures of the United States and Europe.

The government of the United States of America is the federal government of the republic of fifty states that constitute the US, as well as one capital district, and several other territories. The federal government is composed of three distinct branches: legislative, executive and judicial, whose powers are vested by the US Constitution in the Congress, the President, and the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, respectively. The powers and duties of these branches are further defined by acts of Congress, including the creation of executive departments and courts inferior to the Supreme Court.

The world’s largest economy(USA) is picking up on the back of healthy private consumption and a bounce back in inventories. Here are a few facts about the economy of the USA.
GDP: 17947.00 billion dollars(2016)
Unemployment rate: 4,9% (2016)
Labour force: 62,8% (2016)
Inflation rate: 1,5% (2016)
Currency and Exchange rate: Dollar (USD).

National holidays
New Year’s Day: 1st January
Martin Luther King Day: 18th January
Presidents day: 15th Febuary
Memorial day: 30th May
Independence day: 4th July
Labor day: 5th September
Columbus day: 10th October
Veterans day: 11th November
Thanksgiving: 24th November
Christmas day: 26th December