Overview of The United States

Overview of the United States

USA – The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic consisting of 50 states and a federal special district. The United States also has 14 territories, also known as insular area, scattered throughout the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans. The United States is the third largest country in terms of area and third in terms of population in the world. The United States is one of the most racially diverse countries in the world, as a result of immigration from many other countries around the world. The United States is recognized by many nations as the most influential military, cultural, and economic power in the world.

  • Name of the country: America/ the United States
  • The capital: Washington, D. C.
  • Total area: 9.82663 million km2
  • Population: 308,586,000 (2010)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollars ($)
  • Time zones: GMT-5 to GMT -10 – Summer: GMT -4 to GMT -10
  • Language: US English

The continental United States stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and from Canada to Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico. Alaska is the largest state in terms of area, bordering the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean, and is separated by Canada from the continental United States. Hawaii consists of a chain of islands located in the Pacific Ocean.

Geography & Climate

Because the United States is large in size and has a wide variety of topography, the United States has nearly all types of climates. Mild in most regions, tropical in Hawaii and southern Florida, polar in Alaska, semi-arid in the Great Plains west of 100 degrees longitude, desert in Southwest, the climate is Mediterranean in coastal California, and arid in the Great Basin. Severe weather is rarely seen.

Big cities

New York – As the most populous city in the United States, New York has a strong influence on commerce, finance, culture, fashion, and entertainment. At the same time, it is also a global center for international trade and transactions, as well as one of the three “centralized centers” of the world economy along with London and Tokyo.

Los Angeles – As the largest city in the state of California and the second largest in the United States, this city is famous as a movie center. Many of the stars live in the neighboring city of Beverly Hills and many movies and TV shows are recorded in Hollywood, a part of the city.

Chicago – The transportation hub of the United States. The city has long been known worldwide for its finance, technology, transportation, and ethnicity. Chicago’s skyscrapers, food, political traditions, and sports teams are also well known.

Washington D.C. – As a federal district, independent of any state, to serve as the permanent capital of the nation. Home to departmental centers of the federal government of the United States, and many national memorials and museums are located in the Washington D.C. special district.

Las Vegas – Dubbed the entertainment capital of the world, famous for its cuisine, casino resorts and related entertainment.

Seattle – From a backward economic region, it has grown strongly in the center of information technology, aviation, architecture and entertainment industries. The city is known as a hub for “green” technology lovers. Seattle is also famous for consuming a lot of coffee, many coffee companies are established or headquartered in Seattle.


The United States has a capitalist mixed economy fueled by abundant natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and high efficiency. U.S. gross domestic product accounts for 20 percent of world product.

Culture, Food & Religion

The popular art of American cooking is similar to that of Western nations. Wheat is the main cereal grain. Traditional American cuisine uses cooking ingredients such as turkey, white-tailed venison, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, and squash. Iconic American dishes such as apple pie, pizza, hamburger, and hot dog.

The US government does not control the beliefs of Americans. The number of Christians accounts for about 75% and the rest are religions such as Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.

Sports & Travel

Baseball is considered a national sport; American football, basketball, and hockey are the nation’s three other professional team sports. Although football is not a top professional sport in the United States, it is played by young people and amateurs of all ages. Tennis and outdoor sports are also popular.