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Expats in the United States Of AmericaThe United States Of America: An Overview

The United States of America consists of 50 states and a federal district. All of these, bar Alaska and Hawaii, are located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska lies west of Canada and east of Russia (across the Bering Strait), while the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. At a size of almost 10 million km2, and with a population of approximately 315 million people, the USA is the 4th largest nation in terms of area and the 3rd largest in terms of population.

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Paleo-indians migrated to what is now the United States mainland, from Asia, around 12,000 years ago, and developed a maize-based agriculture which supported population growth and craft specialization. After European explorers and traders first made contact, largely in the 16th century, it is estimated that the local population declined due to various reasons, including diseases such as smallpox and measles to which indigenous Americans had no natural immunities.

The United States emerged from 13 British colonies, after the first successful war of independence against a European colonial empire. The current Constitution was adopted in 1787, with 10 amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791.

America's gross domestic product accounts for close to a quarter of the world's total, and its military budget is reckoned to be almost as much as the rest of the world's defence spending put together. The country is also a major source of entertainment, ranging from television, Hollywood films, jazz, blues, rock and rap music.

Politics in the United States is dominated by two major party coalitions, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. The Democratic Party evolved from the party of Thomas Jefferson in the late 1700s, while the Republican Party was formed by a coalition opposed to slavery in the 1850s.

 

Country Name: United States Of America
Coordinates: 40.4230° N, 98.7372° W
Capital: Washington D.C
Capital Coordinates: 38°53'N 77°01'W
Other Main Cities: New York, Chicargo, Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, San Francisco, San Diago, Dallas
Population: 316212000
Area: 9826675
Official Language(s): English
Ethnic Group(s): white 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61%
Demonym: American
Currency: Dollar, $
GDP: $15.685 trillion
Time Zone: (UTC-5 to -10), Summer (DST) (UTC-4 to -10[e])
International Dialling Code: 1
Internet TLD: .us
ISO: US
Electricity Voltage: 120 Volts AC (60HZ)

 

 

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