The United States of America or just simply known as America is located on the North American continent. America is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean from the east and by the Pacific Ocean from the west. With an area of 9,826,630 square kilometers, America is the third largest country after Russia and Canada, which means it is six times bigger than Iran.
The population of the country is about 315 million people with the majority of the immigrants being from Mexico and China.
The United States of America has 48 states and two separate states, Alaska and Hawaii. This country is known to be the most diverse country in terms of race and ethnicity.
America’s largest state, Alaska, is located in the northwest of Canada, and is sharing borders with Yukon and Colombia. Due to having mineral oils, this state is one of the richest states in the United States.
The capital city is Washington DC which is in the District of Columbia. (In 1790, the capital city of America was planned to be built in a zone which included some parts of Virginia and Maryland. This area was later called Colombia.) This city is under the Congress rule and is not governed by the same rules as the other 50 states.
The most populated cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Washington, Miami, and Atlanta.
Best places to visit are:
- White House in Washington DC
- Statue of Liberty in New York
- Niagara Falls which is the border between New York state (America) and Ontario (Canada)
- Mount Rushmore in South Dakota (famous for a massive sculpture carved into granite faces of four great American presidents)
- Disneyland in Anaheim, California
- Hollywood in Los Angeles, California
- Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, California
The government of the United State is federal democracy. The system is in such a way that won’t allow a single person to be in an absolute power.
The country’s most important parties are Democratic and Republican.
The first country in the world, America, has a capitalist economic system. By exporting industrial equipment, manufacturing, aerospace industry, motor vehicles, automotive parts, food, etc., America is the third country in the world in terms of exportation. With respect to nuclear energy, power generation, oil refining and storage capacity of coal stone, it is the first country in the world. However, within the last decade America was known to be the world’s largest country in debt.
CPI inflation is close to one percent and unemployment rate is about seven percent.
Culture and Art
American artists have worked in all disciplines of literature and art. Although this country is relatively young, but it has offered different styles in literature, music, cinema, etc. America has a huge influence in the world cinema and Hollywood is the most popular destination for all the actors from different countries. Many of the historic halls and luxurious Hollywood theatres is where most of the concerts and important events, such as the Oscar ceremony take place.
National sports include: baseball, American football, basketball and American ice hockey
America has a proud history in Olympic Games and it has been hosting the games for several times.
According to the official law, all the religions are welcomed in America and there is no official religion.
So America is known to be a secular country.