United States

United States of America's national flag.
Region:North America
Capital:Washington, D.C.
Population:331,002,651 (3th Rank)
Size:9,372,610 km² (4th Largest)
Density:36 per Km2
Currency:United States Dollar
National flower:Rose
National dish:Hamburger

Quick Facts

The United States is the third-largest country in the world by land area, comprising a diverse range of geographic features from deserts and mountain ranges to lakes and coastal regions. Alaska, one of the 50 states, is the largest state and is bigger than the next three largest states combined.

The United States is a melting pot of cultures, owing to a long history of immigration. This diversity is reflected in its cuisine, music, and festivals, among other aspects of daily life. Food items like pizza and tacos, originally from Italy and Mexico respectively, have been adapted and are now integral to American culinary culture.

The U.S. is the birthplace of many globally recognized inventions and innovations, including the airplane, the internet, and the light bulb. These have had a significant impact on the way people live and work worldwide.

The U.S. National Park Service manages 63 national parks, protecting some of the country’s most iconic natural landscapes. Yellowstone, established in 1872, was the world’s first national park, setting a precedent for environmental conservation.

The United States is one of the few countries that doesn’t have an official language. While English is the de facto language for government and business, there’s a high degree of linguistic diversity, with Spanish, Chinese, and French also widely spoken.

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