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Located mainly in North America, the United States of America comprises 50 states and one federal district. White house USReferred to variously as the United States, the U.S., the U.S.A., the States, America, the country is a constitutional federal republic with a strong democratic tradition.

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Thanks to the victories in World Wars I and II and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the United States has emerged as the most powerful nation in the world.

The United States celebrates its founding date as July 4, 1776, when Britain's American thirteen colonies broke with the mother country and adopted the Declaration of Independence that rejected British authority in favour of self-determination.

The 19th and 20th centuries witnessed the addition of 37 new states to the existing 13 the country made its expansion across the North American continent and in between acquired a number of overseas possessions.

The U.S. participated in World War I and World War II on the side of the Allies. During the interwar years, the most momentous event was the Great Depression of 1930s, which has a severe impact on the world economy. However, the U.S. extricated itself from the situation by its mobilization for World War II. By 1950, more than half of the Flag USglobal economy was controlled by the U.S.

During the Cold War, the U.S. was also involved in the Korean War and Vietnam War, and, along with the Soviet Union, was considered one of the world's two "superpowers". Economic activities on a large scale was taken during the period. The disintegration of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s paved the way for the US to be the world’s leading economic and military power.
During the 1990s, the US became involved in peacekeeping actions in many parts of the world including Somalia, Kosovo, Haiti and Liberia. After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the United States and other allied nations came together to declare the "War on Terrorism,"

During the first decade of the present century, the United States has been involved in the Iraq War.

The United States, that comprises 50 states, is a very large country to explore. Flanked by two oceans, the country covers a large part of the North American continent and shares border borders with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south, and territorial water boundaries with Canada, Russia, the Bahamas, and many smaller nations. It is otherwise bounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea, in the west; the Arctic Ocean, in the northernmost areas; and the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea, in the eastern and southeastern areas.

Alaska CanadaCanada separates the State of Alaska, located in the northwest corner of the continent of North America, from the rest of the country, and Hawaii is located in the central Pacific Ocean.
The climate ranges from subtropical to Arctic, with a corresponding breadth of flora and fauna.

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The third-largest country in the world, the USA offers a breathtaking combination of large cities, smaller towns, farmlands, forests, deserts, mountains, prairies and much more.

The East Coast of the United States is home to many cities worth exploring. New York, a crucible of different cultures, boasts world's most famous skyline. Boston, also referred to as "Bean Town", is worth discovering. The capital city, Washington, D.C., has numerous museums.

Atlanta that played host to 1996 Olympics is also worth exploring. Miami is famous for its Latin Culture, blazing night life and wonderful beaches. San Francisco

On the West Coast you can find Los Angeles, a world in itself. LA is also home to Hollywood.

Situated on the shores of the Great Lakes, Chicago, also known as the "Windy City", is vibrant with a marvelous Jazz and Blues scene. With a wide array of attractions, the city is a compelling destination for all.

Albuquerque, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Seattle, Kentucky, Florida, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Monica are the other irresistible travel destinations.

Capital: Washington, DC (capital)

Location: North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico

Climate: mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.New orleano, celebration


Total Area: 9,826,630

Total Population: 298,444,215

Population Growth Rate: 0.91%

Sex Ratio = 0.97 males per female

Literacy = 99%

Ethnic Groups: white, black, Asian, Amerindian and Alaska native, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander

Irrigated land: 223,850 sq km (2003)

Currency: US dollar (USD)

Languages: English, Spanish, other Indo-European, Asian and Pacific Island

Type of Government: Constitution-based federal republic; strong democratic tradition

Head of government: President George W. Bush

Major Political Parties:
Democratic Party, Republican Party, Green Party; Libertarian Party,
Participation in International Organizations: AfDB, ANZUS, APEC, Arctic Council, ARF, AsDB, ASEAN (dialogue partner), Australia Group, BIS, BSEC (observer), CBSS (observer), CE (observer), CERN (observer), CP, EAPC, EBRD, FAO, G-5, G-7, G- 8, G-10, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, MINUSTAH, NAFTA, NATO, NEA, NSG, OAS, OECD, OPCW, OSCE, Paris Club, PCA, PIF (partner), SECI (observer), SPC, UN, UN Security Council, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNITAR, UNMEE, UNMIL, UNMOVIC, UNOMIG, UNRWA, UNTSO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, ZC

Major Agricultural Products:
wheat, corn, other grains, fruits, vegetables, cotton; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish; forest products

Natural Resources & Minerals:
coal, copper, lead, molybdenum, phosphates, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, potash, silver, tungsten, zinc, petroleum, natural gas, timber

Industry & Transport:
petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, mining

Major Trade Partners: Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, Germany and UK

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