The United States of America is a country situated in central North America, in the middle of Canada and Mexico. The country has 50 states, 5 major sovereign territories, a federal district and other possessions.
The country recorded a population of 328.2 million in 2019 and covers an area of 9.834 million km2.
Its capital city is Washington DC and the most populous city is New York. Los Angeles City is located in southern California where the US filming and TV industry operates from.
Its main landmark is the iconic Hollywood sign.
The Statue Of Liberty, New York.
The United States is the fourth largest country in the world in area (after Russia, Canada, and China).
The first European settlement in North America was in 1565.
Slavery was introduced in the country to work on cotton and tobacco plantations between the 17th and 18th centuries.
George Washington established the American Revolution leading the Continental Army to fight against British rule in 1775.
American has their own Western culture formed from other different cultures such as African, Asian and Native American and, has managed to influence the whole world.
The major crops grown in the country are corn, fruits, cotton, soybeans, sugar and sweeteners, tree nuts, soybean, oil crops, vegetables and rice.
The most popular dishes are apple, hamburger, clam chowder, deep-dish pizza, Texas Barbeque, bagel and lox and, hominy grits.
The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.
Common wildlife animals found in the country include raccoon, American bison, eastern cottontail, plains coyote, black-tailed jackrabbit, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, swift foxes, pronghorn antelope and Franklin’s ground squirrels.
Annual events/ celebrations/ festivals
The events held in the country are New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Ultra Miami, Coachella, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day and Easter.
Things to see
Grand Canyon National Park is in Arizona is the home to the Grand Canyon.
Yellowstone National Park is a wilderness recreation centre above a volcanic hot spot.
Yosemite National Park is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Other must-visit places are Central Park, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Park.
The USA has the leading economy and military power in the world.
It is the third or fourth-largest country by area in the world.
It is the world’s third most populous country.
The fourth-longest River system in the world is in the US.
The US is the home to most of the musical artists of all time such as Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.
The first black president to be elected in the US was Barack Obama in 2008.
The US shares land borders with Canada on the north and Mexico on the south.