Where is United States?

Located in North America, the United States has a 12,048.00 km border with Canada (8,893 km) (including (2,477 km) with Alaska) and Mexico (3,155 km). It has a 19,924.00 km coastline. The United States has strained water sharing agreements with Mexico, and disputes some land boundaries with Canada in the Arctic.

The United States is a North American country covering 9,833,517.00 km2 of which 6.98% is water and 9,147,593.00 km2 is land. The area includes only the 50 states and District of Columbia but exludes 16 overseas territories. This makes it the 3rd largest country in the world and about half the size of Russia about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil slightly larger than China more than twice the size of the European Union. Its geographic coordinates are 38 00 N, 97 00 W and Washington is the capital city.

The name America comes from Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer, navigator, and cartographer.

Its ISO code is US.

Geography

The United States has a mean elevation of 760 m above sea level. The peak of Mauna Kea (4,205 m above sea level) on the island of Hawaii rises about 10,200 m above the Pacific Ocean floor; by this measurement, it is the world's tallest mountain - higher than Mount Everest (8,850 m), which is recognized as the tallest mountain above sea level.

The climate is generally warm and temperate, which freezing temperatures rare. Its terrain consists of a vast central plain with mountains in the west, hills an dlow mountains in the east, broad river valleys in Alaska, and volcanic topography in Hawaii.

Population

United States has a population of 323,995,528 making it the 3rd largest in the world. Population clusters can be found throughout several regions including the Great Lakes, eastern seaboard and extreme western states.

English, Spanish, and other Indo-European languages are most commonly spoken. The most common ethnic group is reported as white, followed by black and Asian. The majority of the population identifies as Roman Catholic or Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 1.

Government

United States is an independent country. It declared independence in 1776. Its constitution was last ratified in 1788.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, United States's GDP is $18,600,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $57,300.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 2nd largest economy and its citizens the 19th richest in the world. The currency of United States is the Dollar (USD).

Its major export partners are Canada, Mexico, and China. Its main exports are agricultural products, industrial supplies, and capital goods. Its major import partners are China, Canada, and Mexico. Its major imports include agricultural products, industrial supplies, capital goods, and consumer goods.

This page was last modified on December 15th, 2017