Facts

  • Population: 317.6 million (UN, 2010)
  • Largest city: New York City
  • Languages: No official language – English, Spanish, others widely spoken
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 81 years (women) (UN)
  • Top Level Domain: .us
  • Currency: United States Dollar (USD)

Geography

  • Area: 9,629,091 km² (3.8 million sq miles)
  • The U.S. is is bordered by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and Canada to the north and Mexico to the south.

Notes

  • The U.S. was founded after the American Revolution and 1783 Treaty of Paris.
    • Thirteen founding colonies gained independence from Britain and continued to expand across the North American continent.
  • The U.S. is a constitutionally-based federal republic with democratic traditions.

World Ranking

2018 World Rankings
  • Innovation capability: 2nd
  • Quality of vocational training: 2nd
  • Roads quality: 11th
  • Judicial independence: 15th
  • Property rights: 16th
  • Reliability of police services: 19th
  • Freedom of the press: 40th
  • Healthy life expectancy: 46th

Tourism

  • The USA is the third most visited country in the world after France and Spain. In 2017, for the second consecutive year, the USA saw less international tourists, dropping it from 2nd to 3rd most visited country.
  • In 2018, spending by travellers generated $2.5 trillion in economic output and $171 billion in tax revenue.

States

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

All 61 U.S. National Parks

  • Acadia National Park, Maine
  • American Samoa National Park, American Samoa
  • Arches National Park, Utah
  • Badlands National Park, South Dakota
  • Big Bend National Park, Texas
  • Biscayne National Park, Florida
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park: Colorado
  • Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
  • Canyonlands National Park, Utah
  • Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
  • Channel Islands National Park, California
  • Congaree National Park, South Carolina
  • Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
  • Death Valley National Park, California & Nevada
  • Denali National Park, Alaska
  • Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
  • Everglades National Park, Florida
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska
  • Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri
  • Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
  • Glacier National Park, Montana
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Great Basin National Park, Nevada
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee & North Carolina
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas
  • Haleakalā National Park, Hawaii
  • Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
  • Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
  • Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana
  • Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California
  • Katmai National Park, Alaska
  • Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
  • Kings Canyon National Park, California
  • Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska
  • Lake Clark National Park, Alaska
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
  • Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
  • Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
  • Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
  • North Cascades National Park, Washington
  • Olympic National Park, Washington
  • Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
  • Pinnacles National Park, California
  • Redwood National Park, California
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
  • Saguaro National Park, Arizona
  • Sequoia National Park, California
  • Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
  • Virgin Islands National Park, US Virgin Islands
  • Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota
  • Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota
  • Wrangell—St. Elias National Park, Alaska

 

Other Destinations

Dependencies

  • American Samoa
  • District of Columbia (the seat of the Federal government)
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico 🇵🇷
  • The United States Virgin Islands

Travel Advisories for USA

News

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