Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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PROFILE OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Official Name:
United States of America
short form: America or United States
abbreviation: US or USA

ISO Country Code: us

Capital City: Washington D.C.

Other Cities:
Chicago (pop. 2 896 016)
Denver (pop. 554 636)
Detroit (pop. 951 270)
New York City (pop. 8 008 278)
Los Angeles (pop. 3 694 820)
Phoenix (pop. 1 321 045)
Philadlephia (pop. 1 517 550)
San Diego (pop. 1 223 400)
San Francisco (pop. 776 733)

Government:
Type: Constitution-based federal republic
Independence: 4 July 1776 (from Great Britain)
Constitution: 17 September 1787, effective 4 March 1789.

Geography:
Location: North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean in the east and the North Pacific Ocean in the west, between Canada and Mexico.
Area: total 9 631 418 sq km
Terrain: 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.

Climate: Mostly temperate, tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska.

People:
Nationality: American(s)
Population (July 2004 est.): 293 027 571
Ethnic groups: white 77.1%, black 12.9%, Asian 4.2%, Amerindian and Alaska native 1.5%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.3%, other 4% (2000)
Religions: Protestant 56%, Roman Catholic 28%, Jewish 2%, other 4%, none 10% (1989)
Languages: English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7%.
Literacy: total population: 97%

Natural resources: Coal, copper, lead, molybdenum, phosphates, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, potash, silver, tungsten, zinc, petroleum, natural gas, timber.

Agriculture products: Wheat, corn, other grains, fruits, vegetables, cotton; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; forest products; fish.

Industries: Leading industrial power in the world, highly diversified and technologically advanced; petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, mining.

Exports partners: Canada 23%, Mexico 13.6%, Japan 6.7%, UK 4.4%, China 4.3% (2004)

Imports partners: Canada 17.1%, China 13.7%, Mexico 10.4%, Japan 8.8%, Germany 5.2% (2004)

Currency: US Dollar (USD)

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