World Atlas: USA - United States of America. On this page you can see the map, country flag and many detailed information about the people, history and economy of USA - United States of America.
Here you can find online selected information about the geography, inhabitants, government, economy and history of USA - United States of America. Included are selected statistics, an overview map and the detailed map of USA - United States of America. But let's start with the flag of USA - United States of America here:
USA - United States of America - Overview:
What you should know about USA - United States of America? Let's start with this: Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions. The two most traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the Civil War (1861-65), in which a northern Union of states defeated a secessionist Confederacy of 11 southern slave states, and the Great Depression of the 1930s, an economic downturn during which about a quarter of the labor force lost its jobs. Buoyed by victories in World Wars I and II and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the US remains the world's most powerful nation state. Since the end of World War II, the economy has achieved relatively steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology.
Geography of USA - United States of America
Where on the globe is USA - United States of America? The location of this country is North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico. Total area of USA - United States of America is 9,833,517 sq km, of which 9,147,593 sq km is land. This is one of the largest countries in the World. How could we describe the terrain of the country? This way: vast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska; rugged, volcanic topography in Hawaii. The lowest point of USA - United States of America is Death Valley -86 m (lowest point in North America), the highest point Denali (Mount McKinley) 6,190 m (highest point in North America). And the climate is 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.
Inhabitants of USA - United States of America
Let's take a look how many people live in USA - United States of America. The number is: 326,625,791 (July 2017 est.). So this country is among the most populous in the World. Who lives here? white 72.4%, black 12.6%, Asian 4.8%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.9%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.2%, other 6.2%, two or more races 2.9% (2010 estimate). What are the languages in USA - United States of America? English 79%, Spanish 13%, other Indo-European 3.7%, Asian and Pacific island 3.4%, other 1% (2015 est.). And the religions: Protestant 46.5%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, other Christian 0.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah's Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other 1.8%, unaffiliated 22.8%, don't know/refused 0.6% (2014 est.). How old are the people in average? 38.1 years. We have to add that this number is the median - so one half of the people is older than this, one half is younger. And what is their life expectancy (at birth)? This: 80 years. Where the people live in USA - United States of America? Here: large urban clusters are spread throughout the eastern half of the US (particularly the Great Lakes area, northeast, east, and southeast) and the western tier states; mountainous areas, principally the Rocky Mountains and Appalachian chain, deserts in the southwest, the dense boreal forests in the extreme north, and the central prarie states are less densely populated; Alaska's population is concentrated along its southern coast - with particular emphasis on the city of Anchorage - and Hawaii's is centered on the island of Oahu. The major urban areas of USA - United States of America are: New York-Newark 18.593 million; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 12.31 million; Chicago 8.745 million; Miami 5.817 million; Dallas-Fort Worth 5.703 million; Washington, D.C. (capital) 4.955 million (2015).
Government and Economy of USA - United States of America
The capital of USA - United States of America is Washington, DC and the government type constitutional federal republic. Let's take a look at the administrative divisions - 50 states and 1 district; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, 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. Regarding the economy of USA - United States of America, important industrial products are highly diversified, world leading, high-technology innovator, second-largest industrial output in the world; petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, mining. Important agricultural products are wheat, corn, other grains, fruits, vegetables, cotton; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish; forest products. The most important export commodities are agricultural products (soybeans, fruit, corn) 9.2%, industrial supplies (organic chemicals) 26.8%, capital goods (transistors, aircraft, motor vehicle parts, computers, telecommunications equipment) 49.0%, consumer goods (automobiles, medicines) 15.0% (2008 est.) and the most important export partners are Canada 18.3%, Mexico 15.9%, China 8%, Japan 4.4% (2016). The most important import commodities are agricultural products 4.9%, industrial supplies 32.9% (crude oil 8.2%), capital goods 30.4% (computers, telecommunications equipment, motor vehicle parts, office machines, electric power machinery), consumer goods 31.8% (automobiles, clothing, medicines, furniture, toys) (2008 est.) and the most important import partners are China 21.1%, Mexico 13.4%, Canada 12.7%, Japan 6%, Germany 5.2% (2016). How rich is USA - United States of America and how rich are people in this country? The most important number here is GDP per capita (PPP): $59,500 (2017 est.). This means the people are rich on average here. Let's add that this means Gross Domestic Product per person, which is recalculated with respect to the relative cost of local goods and services. And one more important number - population below poverty line: 15.1% (2010 est.).