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About the US Map - This USA map highlights international and state boundaries, important cities, airports, roads, rivers, and major visitor attractions. From NASA’s Headquarters to the Statue of Liberty, the Golden Gate Bridge, to Hoover Dam, the map points out the most popular attractions. This clickable map also is as a great guide for spotting the natural wonders in the US, ranging from the Niagara Falls to the Redwood National Forest, and Yosemite National Park to Yellow Stone National Park. Click on any of the States above, and get a detailed map and information relevant to that particular state.

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The official flag was adopted on July 4th, 1960. The flag of United States consists of thirteen horizontal red and white stripes and 50 stars in a blue rectangle. Know More

History


It is believed that North American Indian cultures flourished in USA as early as 12,000 BC.

In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas and in the 1500's the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León landed on the coast of Florida, and subsequently the Spanish established the first permanent European colony in North America at Saint Augustine, in present day Florida.

In the 1600's a small pox epidemic devastated the Native American population, and the first slaves were brought from Africa to Jamestown.

In the 1700's Britain gained control of the territories east of the Mississippi River; the American Revolution began; the Declaration of Independence was adopted (July 4th, 1776) by the Continental Congress; American Independence was acknowledged by Great Britain with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

The Constitution of the USA was adopted on September 17th, 1787, and came into effect on March 4th, 1789. George Washington was elected the first President of the United States.

In the 1800's Washington, D.C. became the official capital of US.; Abraham Lincoln was elected President; the pro-slavery 11 southern states seceded from the Union; the Civil War began; the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves was issued, at the cost of President Lincoln’s life; the Civil War ended; the American Constitution was amended to prohibit slavery and the Statue of Liberty was dedicated to the nation.

The US acquired Alaska from Russia in 1867.

In the 1900's the Wright Brothers made their first flight; U.S.A. acquired the Panama Canal Zone, and the Panama Canal opened; World War I began, the US declared war on Germany and joined the war; the US Constitution was amended to give voting rights to women; the stock market crash led to the Great Depression; the Star-Spangled Banner was adopted as the national anthem; World War II began; US dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan; World War II ends, and the United Nations was established; the Cold War between America and Soviet Union began and ended; Lt. Col. John Glenn was the first US astronaut to orbit the earth; President John. F. Kenny and Civil Rights advocate Martin Luther King were assassinated; the Civil Rights Act became a law; the Vietnam War started and ended; Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr. became the first people to walk on the moon; Operation Desert Storm began to drive out the Iraqis from Kuwait.

On September 11, 2001 the World Trade Center in New York, and the Pentagon near Washington DC, were hit by hijacked aircrafts prompting the US to launch operations in Afghanistan to find Osama Bin Laden and defeat the Taliban both of whom were believed to be behind the terror strikes.

In 2011 the Occupy Wall Street movement focused the attention of the world on the American financial crises; Nice years after invading Iraq, the last of the US troops left the country and the US forces finally found and killed Osama Bin Laden.

Geography

Physical Geography
Location
LocationUSA Location MapThe United States of America (U.S.A.) is located in North America. It is bound in the north by Canada, in the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, in the south by Mexico, and in the west by the North Pacific Ocean.

The geographic coordinates of the country are 38 degrees 00 minutes north and 97 degrees 00 minutes west. While the northernmost point of the country is Point Barrow in Alaska, the southernmost point is Ka Lae in Hawaii. The easternmost point is West Quoddy Head in Maine and Cape Wrangell in Alaska is considered the westernmost point. With the exception of Alaska, the entire country lies between 50 degrees north and 25 degrees north latitude.

The U.S.A. is divided into nine time zones. These are the AST- Atlantic Standard Time (UTC -4), EST-Eastern Stand Time (UTC -5), CST-Central Standard Time (UTC -6), MST-Mountain Standard Time (UTC -7), PST-Pacific Standard Time (UTC -8), AKST-Alaska Standard Time (UTC -9), HAST-Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (UTC -10), SST-Samoa Standard Time (UTC -11) and Chamorro Standard Time (UTC+10).

Since 2007, Daylight Saving Time begins for most of the 50 states of the U.S. on the second Sunday of March and reverts to Standard Time on the first Sunday of November each year. With the clock set forward by 1 hour the names of the time zones also change to EDT-Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4), CDT-Central Daylight Time (UTC -5), MDT-Mountain Daylight Time (UTC -6), PDT-Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7), AKDT-Alaska Daylight Time (UTC -8), HADT-Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time (UTC -9) and SDT-Samoa Daylight Time (UTC -10).

Physiography
The total area of the US 3,796,742 sq mi (9,826,67 sq km), making it the third largest country in the world. The land area is 3,531,905 sq mi (9,147,590 sq km) while the remaining 264,837 sq miles (685,930 sq km) is covered by water.

The vast geographical extent of the country has many distinct landforms. Extensive plains cover most of the central part and are called the Great Plains. These plains are bound by the high Rocky Mountains in the west and low mountains and hills of the Appalachian Range in the east. Alaska is characterized by rugged mountains and broad river valleys while the islands of Hawaii have volcanic topography. The coastal areas of the country comprise beaches, bays, deltas, marshes, mudflats and swamps.

The highest point in the country is Mount McKinley (Denali) in Alaska, which is 20,310 feet (6,194 m) high. The lowest point is the Death Valley in California which lies at -279 feet (-85 m) below sea level. The highest point in the contiguous 48 states is Mt. Whitney, California, at 14,508. Interestingly, Mt. Whitney, the highest point, and Badwater Basin in Death Valley, the lowest point, are only 132 miles apart.

Climate
The US has a large latitudinal extent, because of this, the temperature varies considerably across the country from north to south. The annual mean temperature ranges from as low as 27 degrees f (-3 degrees c) at Fairbanks, Alaska, to about 52 degrees f (11 degrees c) in Seattle, WA in the Pacific Northwest.

Rainfall in the country reduces from the west to east, i.e., from the Rockies across the Great Plains. However, the central ‘Great Plains’ or the Mid-West, is a meeting ground for cold northerly winds from the Arctic and the humid southerly winds from the Gulf of Mexico, making it a tornado prone zone, especially in spring. This area is often referred to as ‘Tornado Alley.’ The high rainfall areas of the country are south-eastern region (Miami 55 inch) and the Pacific Northwest coastal belt (Seattle 37 inch). In late summer and early autumn high temperatures in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico trigger hurricanes, which bring heavy rain to the Gulf States, and sometimes to the entire eastern seaboard.

In general terms, there are four seasons in the U.S - Spring (April to June), Summer (July to September), Fall (October to December), and Winter (January to March).

Hydrology
The Continental U.S is crisscrossed by over 800 rivers. The major rivers of the country are the Colorado, Columbia, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Rio Grande, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Snake River, and the Yellowstone. The Mississippi-Missouri river system is the longest in the country and drains more than half of the U.S.A.

Of the five great lakes, Lake Superior, Huron, Erie and Ontario are shared by the U.S.A. and Canada and only Michigan lies entirely in the U.S.A. Amongst the other largest lakes in the country are the Great Salt Lake in Utah, Lake Okeechobee in Florida, and Lake Iliamna in Alaska.

Demography

Population
US Population As per the CIA World Factbook, the population was 323,995,528 as of July 2016.

The estimated birthrate as on 2016 was 12.5 births per 1,000 and the death rate 8.2 deaths per 1,000 of population. The infant mortality rate was 5.8 deaths per 1,000 live births. The sex ratio is estimated to be 0.97 males per female and the growth rate of the population as per 2016 estimates is 0.81%.

The distribution of population is quite uneven. Majority of the population lives in the coastal areas, while the population density is highest along the eastern and south-western seaboard. However, the population density reduces drastically as one travels inland towards the center of the country.

According to the 2016 estimate, 18.84% of the population consists of children between 0-14 years, 13.46% of the population is in the early working age between 15-24 years, 39.6% of the population is in the prime working age between 25-54 years, 12.85% of the population is in the mature working age between 55-64 years, and 15.25% of the population is in the elderly age of 65 years and over.

As of 2015, 81.6% of total population in the US is classified as urban population while the remaining is classified as rural population.

As per the last conducted census, 82.4% of total population in the U.S.A. is classified as urban population while the remaining is classified as rural population.

* For more infomation please see our US Population page.

Social Attributes
Social AttributesThe main religion in the US is Christianity, comprising of Protestants, Catholics, and other Christian groups. However, the country also has Mormons, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims. Plus many other smaller groups.

The primary languages spoken in the US are English and Spanish, with other Indo-European, Asian languages and Pacific island languages. Ethnic groups living in the U.S.A. include Whites, Blacks, Asians, Native Americans, Alaska natives, Hawaiian, and other Pacific island natives.

Culture

Food
US FoodEach of the 50 states has its very own ‘state dish,’ and together these create a unique culinary mosaic for the country. From the savory to the sweet, most American dishes are quite rich and usually come in large helpings.

* For more infomation please see our American food page.

Music
MusicThe diversity in the ethnic composition of population of the US is amply reflected in the music genres that have developed across the country. Music like Jazz, Country, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock have all taken a strong hold in America. Other music types, such as Swing, Rock and Roll, Disco, Hip-Hop, and Rap are all very much a part of the American pop culture.

Art and Painting
Art and PaintingDuring the colonial period, European portrait paintings influence could be clearly seen in American art, and the two famous portrait painters of the period were John Singleton Copley (1738-1815) and Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827). After independence from England, national pride in the new American nation led artists like John Trumbull (1756-1843) and Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) to paint the important events of the revolutionary war, and other historical paintings. As the nation expanded westwards, the painters and their paintings began to depict the wildlife and natives found in the west. Realism strongly influenced American painters Winslow Homer (1836-1910) and Thomas Eakins (1844-1916). In the 20th century, a group of painters known as 'The Eight' gave America its first modern art. Abstract art was made famous by painters like Max Weber (1881-1961), Georgia O'keeffe (1887-1986) and Jackson Pollock (1912-1956).

Sculpture
The gigantic sculpture of George Washington by Horatio Greenough (1805-52), which is placed in the Capitol rotunda in Washington, D.C., was influenced by ancient Roman art. Two American sculptors whose works were influenced by the European Renaissance are Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) and Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). The abstract style influenced modern American sculptors such as Alexander Calder (1898-1976) and Richard Hunt (1935 - ).

Design and Architecture
Design and Architecture15) Like other aspects of American culture, architecture was also influenced by local conditions and immigrants. The 19th century saw buildings constructed in the Romanesque Revival style, the Greek Revival style characterized by symmetrical pillared forms, as well as the Gothic Revival style with its pointed crocketed and asymmetrical forms. The latter part of the 19th century saw the emergence of the skyscraper - a remarkable American contribution to the world of architecture. Some of the notable American architects of the period were Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Benjamin Latrobe (1764-1820), Louise Sullivan (1856-1924), Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959), and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969). Today, the architectural style in US combines both old and new elements, and some architects of the modern era are Robert Venturi (1925- ), Richard Meier (1934- ), and Michael Graves (1934-2015).

Literature
Reflecting its rich history, the American literature has two distinct segments. One segment deals with the writings of the colonial era and the other represents the post-Revolutionary writings when the evolution of American poetry, fiction, and drama commenced. Nine Americans have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The winners of this prestigious award include Sinclair Lewis, Eugene O'Neill, Pearl Buck, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Issac Bashevis Singer, and Toni Morrison.

Fashion
The American fashion industry has made an impressive impact worldwide. Today, some of the illustrious brands from America have established a strong reputation in the global fashion market.

The top names in American fashion are Adrienne Vittadini, Anna Sui, Anne Klein, BCBG Maxazria, Bill Blass, Billy Reid, Calvin Klein, Carole Hochman, Carolina Herrera, Claire McCardell, David Yurman, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karen, Elie Tahari, Geoffrey Beene, Giorgio di Sant' Angelo, Halston, J. Crew, J. Mendel, John Varvator, Judith Leiber, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Kay Unger, Kenneth Cole, Lincs, Liz Claiborne, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Mimi So, Mollie Parnis, Nanette LePore, Natori, Nicole Miller, Oscar de la Renta, Pamella Roland, Phillip Lim, Rag and Bone, Ralph Lauren, Reed Krakoff, Stan Herman, Stuart Weitzman, Theory, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Tracy Reese, Trina Turk, and Vera Wang. 

Some indigenous brands of the U.S.A. are Hickey Freeman - whose specialty is men's tailored suits; New Balance - known for its collection of athletic footwear; Nanette Lepore - a famous brand in women's apparel; True Religion - much acclaimed manufacturer of designer jeans; Alden Shoe Company - deals in men's dress shoes; Pendleton - famous manufacturer of wool blankets, shirts and other apparel, and All American Clothing Co., whose specialty is jeans.

Cinema
CinemaAmerican cinema has captured the imagination of the world. American movies can be broadly classified into romantic, comedy, and action films. The studios of Hollywood are well-known for their movies and the stars they have created.
Sports
SportsSports are an integral part of American life. The top American sports are; baseball, football, and basketball. Ice Hockey is well established, and US is slowly catching up with the world, and embracing soccer.

Other sports such as, motor sports (auto racing), Mixed Martial Arts, golf, tennis and extreme sports like sail boarding, mountain biking and sport climbing are also popular in the country.
Famous Americans
Amongst some of the luminaries that have impacted American life and society in a big way are: Abraham Lincoln - the sixteenth American President; Andrew Carnegie - a financier and philanthropist; Benjamin Franklin - a diplomat, inventor and scientist; Bill Gates - founder of Microsoft Corporation and a philanthropist; Bob Dylan - a singer and songwriter; Clara Barton - founder of American Red Cross; Author and poet Edgar Allen Poe; Eleanor Roosevelt - First Lady and humanitarian; Ernest Hemingway - author; George Washington - General and the first President; Henry Ford - an industrialist and philanthropist; baseball player Jackie Robinson; boxer Joe Louis; John Adams - the second American President; actor John Wayne; musician Louis Armstrong; actress and comedian Lucille Ball; civil rights leader Martin Luther King; poet Robert Frost; Civil rights leader Rosa Parks; author Stephen King; Susan B. Anthony - an activist and woman suffrage alliance; Theodore Roosevelt - the 26th American President, Thomas Edison - an inventor extraordinaire, and Warren Buffet - a business magnate, investor and philanthropist.

Economy

US Economy The fiscal year in U.S.A. runs from October 1st to September 30th.

As per the 2016 estimate, agriculture contributed 1.1%, industry contributed 19.4%, and the services sector contributed 79.5% to the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.5% of the labor force in the US is engaged in farming, forestry and fishing; 12.7% in mining, construction and manufacturing; 79.7% in managerial, professional, and technical activities; with the rest being self-employed.

Agricultural products of the country include wheat, corn, other grains, fruits, vegetables, beef, pork, poultry and dairy products, fish and forest products and cotton.

Industries in the US are highly diversified and include petroleum, steel, automobiles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumbering and mining.

Resources
As of January 1st, 2016, the demonstrated reserve base (DRB) of coal was estimated as 477 billion short tons. Other natural resources found in the country include copper, lead, molybdenum, phosphates, rare earth elements, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, potash, silver, tungsten, zinc, petroleum, natural gas, and timber.

International Trade
Total exports for the US in 2016 aggregated to USD 192.1 billion. The country mostly exports agricultural products like soybeans, fruit, and corn; industrial supplies like organic chemicals; capital goods such as transistors, aircraft, motor vehicle parts, computers and telecommunications equipment; and consumer goods like automobiles and medicines. Its main export partners are Canada, Mexico, China, Japan and the UK.

Total imports into the U.S.A as on November, 2014 aggregated to USD 240.6 billion. The country mostly imports agricultural products; industrial supplies like crude oil; capital goods like computers, telecommunications equipment, motor vehicle parts, office machines and electric power machinery; and consumer goods like automobiles, clothing, medicines, furniture and toys. Its main import partners are China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Germany.

Travel and Tourism
Travel and TourismThe US is a vast country, and there is much for a visitor to see and experience. As of October 2014, approximately 6.3 million international visitors traveled to the United States. The most visited cities in the US were; New York City, New York; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; Orlando, Florida; San Francisco, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Washington, D.C.; Oahu/Honolulu, Hawaii; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; San Diego, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Flagstaff, Arizona; Seattle, Washington; Houston, Texas; Anaheim-Santa Ana, California; Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida and Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas. 

While some of the favorite destinations for domestic American tourists are; the Virgin Islands; Hudson River Valley, New York; Four Corners Region, Southwest US; Culebra, Puerto Rico; California Gold Country; Boulder, Colorado; Hawaii, and Yellowstone National Park.

  The most visited spots in US are; Times Square, New York City; the Las Vegas Strip, Nevada; National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.; Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston; Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Disneyland Park, California; Fisherman's Wharf/Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco; Niagara Falls, New York; Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina and Navy Pier, Chicago.

Every year thousands of tourists fly to the United States to have a glimpse of the majestic Grand Canyon. Yellowstone National Park offers visitors amazing sights of the wonderful flora & fauna and some natural formations. The Golden Gate Bridge and Statue of Liberty are iconic landmarks of the country.

Other attractions worth visiting are Central Park in New York City, The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, and many others.

Flying to the United States is relatively simple, as the country is well-connected to the other parts of the world through a vast network of airports that are serviced by leading airlines. Some of the international airlines that fly to the United States are; Air Mauritius, Silk Air, Aeromexico, Air India, China Eastern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Air Canada, Air France, Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines, Air China, Air India, and many others.

Booking a hotel package in the United States is also easy, thanks to the many online booking companies. Some of the online booking companies that make a vacation much more pleasant include; Expedia, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Last Minute Travel, Hotels.com, TripAdvisor, Breadandbreakfast.com, Hotwire, Priceline.com, to name a few.

Transport and Communication

Roadways
RoadwaysAccording to the 2012 CIA Factbook, the US has over 4 million miles (6,586,610 km) of roads, making it the largest road network in the world. The country has a National Highway System (NHS), which consists of roadways that are important for the economy, defense, and mobility of the nation. The Eisenhower Interstate System, the Strategic Highway Network, the major Strategic Highway Network Connectors, and the Intermodal Connectors are the main types of highways that together form the NHS.

* For more see our USA roadways map.

Railroads
Railroads As of 2014, the US has the largest railway network in the world with over 180,000 miles (293,564 km) of railway tracks. Some of the busiest passenger railway stations in the country are Penn Station, New York City; Union Station, Washington; 30th Street Station, Philadelphia; Union Station, Chicago; Union Station, Los Angeles; South Station, Boston; Sacramento Valley Station, Sacramento; Penn Station, Baltimore; Albany-Rensselaer Station, Rensselaer and Union Station, New Haven.

* For more see our USA railways map.

Airways
AirwaysWith a total of 19,453 airports (2013 estimate), the U.S.A. has the maximum number of airports in the world. Some of the major US airports based on the volume of passengers are Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta; Chicago O'Hare Airport, Chicago; Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas; Denver International Airport, Denver; John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York; George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston; McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas; San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco and Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix.

Waterways
With a vast coastline touching two major oceans, the U.S.A. has several passenger and cargo ports. Important ports of the country are Miami Port, Port Everglades, and Port Canaveral in Florida; Seattle Port in Washington; Port of Long Beach in California; Port of Baton Rouge in Louisiana; Port of Corpus Christi in Texas; Port of Hampton Roads in Virginia and North Carolina; Port of Houston in Texas; Port of Los Angeles in California and also the Port of New York and New Jersey.

U.S.A. has two major oil terminals - Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) terminal in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana and Haymark terminal also in Louisiana.

Satellites
As of July 2014, the U.S.A. has a total of 512 operating satellites. Of these, 18 are civil satellites, 214 are commercial satellites, 121 are government satellites, and 159 are military satellites.

Telephone/ Mobile network
Telephone/ Mobile networkThe international country code for U.S.A. is 1. As of 2013, there were 305,742,000 mobile cellular connections and 135,127,000 fixed-telephone connections in the country.

Internet
The internet country code for U.S.A. is '.us' and as per the 2013 data there were 91,342,000 fixed broadband connections in the country.

Settlements
As per the latest census, the 10 most populated cities of the U.S.A. are New York, New York State; Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego, California; Dallas, Texas and San Jose, California.

Environmental Geography

Biodiversity
25) In the US, more than 200,000 species of life forms are known to have been formally studied and named. But it is believed that this number may not even be half of the total plants, animals, and microbes found in the country. The US is considered to have a more diverse ecosystems than any other nation in the world, and is particularly rich in aquatic life.

Iconic flora of the US includes, the Prairie grass of the Prairies, the Giant Redwood of California, and the Giant Saguaro cacti found in the US deserts. The fauna would include the Grizzly bear, bison, wolf, prairie dog, rattle snake, and alligator.

National Parks
National Parks26) The US has 59 National Parks spread over most of the 50 states. Some of the most visited national parks in the country are the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee; the Grand Canyon in Arizona; Yosemite in California; Yellowstone in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming; Olympic in Washington; Rocky Mountain in Colorado; Grand Teton in Wyoming; Zion in Utah; Cuyahoga Valley in Ohio, and Glacier in Montana.

* For more see our USA national parks map.

State and Politics

The country is divided into 50 states and one district. Besides the 50 states, the US has 14 dependent areas. Of these, Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Navassa Island, and Wake Island are unincorporated territories of U.S.A.; American Samoa (AS) is an unincorporated and unorganized territory of US; Northern Mariana Islands (MP) are a Commonwealth in political union with US; Puerto Rico (PR) is a Commonwealth associated with US; Guam (GU) and Virgin Islands (VI) US are organized, unincorporated territories of US; and the Palmyra Atoll is a privately owned incorporated territory of the US.

The US is a constitution-based federal republic with a strong democratic tradition. The Constitution was adopted on September 17th, 1787, and came into effect on March 4th, 1789. It has been amended several times since then.

Everyone over 18 years of age is eligible to vote. A college of representatives who are elected directly from each state, elect the President and Vice President for a term of four years.

Defense

DefenseThe main branches of the US military are the US Army, the US Navy, including the Marine Corps, the US Air Force, and the US Coast Guard. Expenditure on defense for the year 2015 is likely to be around USD 0.8 trillion, as per the estimates.

Human Development Index (HDI)

As per the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the U.S.A was ranked tenth in the world with an HDI of 0.920 in 2015.

Health
28) The life expectancy at birth in the US is 78.7 years. According to official estimates, the federal government will spend $1 .4 trillion on health care for the year 2015.

Education
29) Any person above the age of 15, that can read & write is considered literate. The basic literacy rate in US is 99%. According to official estimates, the federal government will spend $1 trillion on education for the year 2015.

Per Capita National Income
As of 2015, the per capita income of the residents of the United States was $55,980.

Interesting US Facts

  1. The motto displayed on the Great Seal of the USA is ‘E pluribus unum,’ which means ‘Out of many, one.’
  2. The USA has no official language.
  3. The USA has the largest road network in the world with about 092,730 mi (6,586,610 km) (as of 2012) of roads.
  4. The USA has the largest railway network in the world with 180,000 miles (293,564 km) of railway tracks. Some of the busiest passenger railway stations in the country are Penn Station (New York City), Union Station (Washington), 30th Street Station (Philadelphia), and Union Station in Chicago and Los Angeles.
  5. The USA has the maximum number of airports in the world. John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport are some of the major US airports.
  6. Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and University of California are premier educational institutions. You get a better idea of Top Universities in the US with this colorful map. 7. From cheeseburger of Colorado to hot dogs of Illinois, US cuisine varies in each state.More USA Facts...
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Last Updated on: July 22th, 2017

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