Common English Name: United States of America (US or USA)
Capital: Washington, D.C.

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Official Language(s)

English (de facto), Hawaiian (in Hawaii)
Secondary Languages: Spanish

Resources

Coal, Copper, Lead, Molybdenum, Phosphates, Earth metals, Uranium, Bauxite, Gold, Mercury, Natural gas, Timber

Neighbors

Mexico (South), Canada (North)

Ethnic groups

White (72.4%), Black (12.6%), Asian (4.8%), ative American/Amerindian2, (0.9%), Pacific Islander3, (0.2%)

People

Est. Population:

323995528

Demonym:

American

Religions:

Protestant (46.5%)
Atheist (22.8%)
Roman Catholic (20.8%)
Jewish (1.9%)
Mormon (1.6%)
Muslim (0.9%)

Largest City:

New York City (8,550,405)

Other Cities:

Los Angeles (3,971,883)
Chicago (2,720,546)
Houston (2,296,224)
Philadelphia (1,567,442)
Phoenix (1,563,025)

Geography

Region:

North America

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (East)
Pacific Ocean (West)
Arctic Ocean (North)

Total Area:

9,826,675 km2 (93.2% land, 6.8% water)

Total Land:

12,034 km

Total Coastline:

19,924 km

Climate

Mostly temperate
Tropical in Hawaii and Florida (south)
Arctic in Alaska (northwest)

Terrain:

Vast central plain
Mountains in west
Hills and low mountains in east

Highest Point

Mount McKinley (6,194 m)

Lowest Point

Death Valley (-86 m)

Natural Disasters

Tsunamis
Volcanic activity
Earthquakes
Hurricanes
Tornadoes
Mudslides
Forest fires
Flooding
Permafrost

Government

Type:

Constitution-based federal republic

Head of State and Government:

President Donald Trump

Admin. Divisions

50 States
1 District

Independence:

4 July 1776 (from Great Britain)

Nat'l Symbol:

Bald eagle

Nat'l Anthem:

The Star-Spangled Banner

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$55,800 (USD)

Currency

$ (United States Dollar)

Communication

Internet Code

.us

Telephone Code

1

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Cultural Notes

Americans like to smile a lot, even at strangers, and this becomes more true the older the person.
An informal attitude prevails among most Americans; do not take this as their being disrespectful.
Shaking hands in a social environment is not always required, especially if it is between opposite sexes. However, if you do, make sure you hold eye contact.
Holding the middle finger up by itself is considered a rude and obscene gesture. Be careful, as many non-Americans tend to point or make gestures with their middle finger alone without thinking.