UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA
Updated 07 July 2012
The United States of America is located in the center of the North American Continent, with a population of
313,847,465, making it the 3rd largest national population. Its capital is
Washington D.C., and its largest city is New
York with a total population of 8,244,910. The country encompasses 9,631,420 square kilometers making it the 3rd or
4th largest country in total area (there is a dispute regarding lands claimed by China, which, when reconciled will
determine the ranking of both countries). It shares boundaries with Canada, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico,
Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska and Beaufort Sea.

President Barack Hussein Obama is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and, along with Vice
President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., achieves that status through a vote by the Electoral College of Representatives
based upon a state-by-state popular vote and holds that position for four years and is eligible for a second term. Its
form of government is a Constitution based Federal Republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on
17th of September 1787.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, Spanish, other Indo-European, Asian and Pacific Island. It
counts among its major religions Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, other faiths and no faith. As
sources of mass communication it has 4,789 AM, 8,901 FM, 19 Short Wave and 2,218 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mount McKinley, its highest point at 6,194 meters and Death Valley, its lowest point
at –86 meters. Its principal waterway is Mississippi River system, which measures 6,270 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are petroleum, steel, motor vehicles,
aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber and mining. Its
official currency is U.S. Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about United States of America. The “largest “city in the United States is Juneau,
Alaska. It covers about 3,000 square miles. That’s larger than the state of Delaware.
Death Valley-
America's lowest point
in California's Mojave
Desert
Diamond Head in
Hawaii on the Pacific
Ocean
Mount McKinley-
America's highest point
in Alaska
The Great Plains
Santa Monica Beach in
California
Jefferson Memorial,
Washington DC.- the
capital city of the
United States
Statue of Liberty in
New York Harbor- the
largest city in the
United States
Lighthouse in Portland,
Maine on the Atlantic
Ocean
Rocky Mountains from
Pike's Peak
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Ocracoke Island, North
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Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.6% (2009 est.)

1.2 million

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Amatignak in the
Delarof Islands- the
westernmost point of
the United States in
the Aleutian Islands
Ballast Key, Florida - the
southernmost point of
the contiguous United
States
Barrow Point in Alaska-
the northernmost point
of the United States
Cape Prince of Wales
in Alaska- the
westernmost point of
the United States and
North America
Cape Alava and Ozette
Island in Washington- the
westernmost point of the
contiguous United States
Ka Le on the Big Island
of Hawaii- the
southernmost point of
the United States
Jim's Corner- a self
service Canadian
border crossing in
Northwest Angle,
Minnesota- the
northernmost point of
the contiguous United
States
Semisopochnoi Island-
the westernmost point
of the Aleutian Islands
but the easternmost
point of the United
States as it is west of
the international
dateline
Wake Island- the
easternmost point of
the territorial United
States and the first
place in the world to
see sunrise everyday
West Quoddy Head
Lighthouse in Maine-
the easternmost point
of the contiguous
United States