Facts About the United States That are Undeniably True

UStravelia Staff Sep 27, 2018
United States, situated in the central North America, is one of the largest and the most important countries in the world.
Located in the North American Continent, the United States is commonly known as the USA. It comprises fifty states and a federal district.
It is flanked by the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans and contains the non-contiguous states of Hawaii, Alaska and some of the islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific. It has a place of pride on the world map and is held in high esteem by people across the globe.

Interesting Facts about the United States

  • The United States is the third largest in population and the fourth largest nation by total area.
  • The United States is almost entirely situated in the western hemisphere.
  • Alaska is its largest state in terms of area.
  • Washington, D.C. is the capital of the US and the New York City is its largest city.
  • The United States has a population of around 325 million people in an area of 3.79 million square miles.
  • The US economy is the largest in the world.
  • Long years after the discovery of the United States by Christopher Columbus, thirteen colonies of Great Britain founded the US.
  • The US issued the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, after getting independence from Great Britain forming a cooperative union. Today, the US is a federal constitutional republic.
  • Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States, on January 20th, 2017. He is the oldest and the wealthiest person ever to assume presidency and the first one without any prior military or government service.
  • He was preceded by Barack Obama, who served as the 44th President of the United States, from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017.
  • The United States is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
  • The United Nations Headquarters are located in the New York City.
  • English is the de facto national language of the United States. 
  • Apart from Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism prevail in the US. The United States is a multicultural and secular nation.
  • The film industry of the United States gets its name from Hollywood in California, which is the central location of the American movie industry.
  • United States has produced geniuses like Thomas Edison, Graham Bell and many more.
  • US had a lion's share in the development of the ARPANET and the creation of the Internet.
  • The United States is the world's largest consumer of petroleum.
  • The US houses many of the world's busiest airports. It owns majority of the world's largest airlines, where American Airlines tops the list.
  • During the Spanish-American War and World War I, US emerged as a military power.
  • After the Second World War, United States was the first nation to equip itself with nuclear weapons.
United States is today, a political, economic and cultural icon.