United States Travel Overview

United States Travel Overview

United States of America

Important facts

Capital: Washington DC (See more on SIMPLYYELLOWPAGES.COM)

Official language: English

Currency: Dollar 1USD = 0.91EUR

Continent: North North America

United States of America

In addition to this official name, the United States of America is known under a variety of short forms such as USA, America, United States, United States, US, etc.

According to Countryaah, the United States is located in North America and consists of 50 states. In terms of area, the United States is the third largest country in the world – after Russia and Canada. The USA has only two neighboring countries – it borders Canada in the north and Mexico in the south.

Vacation in the USA

The United States is literally the land of opportunity. Therefore, the USA also has a lot to offer for a vacation. No matter whether it’s a city trip to one of the world-famous cities, a visit to a national park, a motorcycle trip along Route 66 or a stay in the casinos of Las Vegas. No wishes remain unfulfilled here.

Washington DC

The capital of the United States is Washington DC, which is named after George Washington, the first President of the United States. If you spend your vacation in Washington, there are many well-known attractions that you can visit. For example the White House (the seat of government and the official residence of the President of the United States), the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Monument or the Jefferson Memorial.

New York City

Although the capital of the United Nations is Washington DC, the largest city is New York. The city of New York – or the Big Apple, as the city is affectionately known – is located on the east coast. New York City (NYC) is made up of five districts: Manhatten, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. New York has a lot to offer for a city break. There are numerous sights, museums, theaters, galleries, department stores and restaurants here. The most famous sights are: the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ground Zero with the remains of the World Trade Center, Central Parkand many more sights. The theater district badly is Broadway. Numerous performances of musicals are shown on Broadway every evening. Well-known Broadway musicals are, for example, the Phantom of the Opera, the Westside Story, Cats or Les Miserables.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas is located in the Nevada desert. Nevertheless, Las Vegas is a vibrant city and the center of gambling, because one casino after the other is lined up along the streets of Las Vergas. But Las Vegas is not only known for the large number of casinos, but also for the numerous shows that are presented here. For example Sigfried and Roy, Celine Dion, David Copperfield, the Cirque du Soleil and many more.


Hollywood is a district of Los Angeles and is the center of the film industry. It is therefore the destination for all film lovers. In the hill above the city on the Hollywood Hills is the well-known Hollywood lettering made of huge white letters. One of the most famous sights in Hollywood is the Walk of Fame. The Walk of Fame is a walkway in which stones with stars from movie stars are inserted.

Route 66

Route 66 is particularly well known among motorcycle enthusiasts. Originally, the 4,000 km long route was the first continuous connection from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today it stands for freedom and independence. Route 66 has thus become more of an attraction for tourists.


Currency (sub-unit)

Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

USD / 840


Continent: North America

Region: North

Geo coordinates: N 37 ° 5 ‘24.9 “W -95 ° -42’ -46.4”

Highest mountain: Mount McKinley (6,194 m)

Total area: 9,629,091 km²

Mainland: 9,158,960 km²

National border: 12,248 km

Coastline: 19,924 km


Dependency: Great Britain until 1776

Dependent states: American Samoa since 1900
Micronesia since Association
Guam since 1898
Northern Mariana Islands since 1947
Puerto Rico since 1898

Formerly dependent states: Cuba until 1902
Marshall Islands until 1986
Philippines until 1946
Palau until 1994 (mandate)

UN member since: 1945

Other political affiliation: Organization of American States

Form of government: Presidential Republic


American GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Machinery, cotton, steel products

BSP: $ 14,455,766,000,000

GDP: $ 13.481.6 billion

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 13.420 billion

Economic growth: 3.7%

GDP share of agriculture: 1.1%

GDP share of industry: 21.6%

GDP share of services: 77.3%

Inflation rate: 3.4%

Unemployment: 4.8%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 65.3%

Export: $ 1.089 billion

Import: $ 2.046 billion

Foreign debt: $ 9.626 billion

Gold and currency reserves: $ 89.76 billion

Electricity consumption: 4,072,000 million KWh

Gas reserves: 5,353,000 million m³

Gas production: 524,000 million m³

Gas consumption: 629,100 million m³

Oil reserves: 22,450 million m³

Oil production: 7,760,000 million m³

Oil consumption: 8,388,607 million m³

Cultivation area: 18.03%

Bovine: 95,851,000 pieces

Pigs: 57,378,000 pieces

Sheep: 6,570,000 pieces

Fishing: 3,620,000 t

Demographic data

Residents: 298.444.300

Residents in cities: 230,890,000

Average age: 36.5 years

0-14 years: 20.4%

15-64 years: 67.2%

> 65 years: 12.4%

Population growth: 0.91%

Birth rate: 14.14 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 8.26 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 3.18 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 0.97

Fertility: 2.09 children / woman

Infant mortality: 6.43 ‰

Life expectancy men: 75.02 years

Life expectancy women: 80.82 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: US

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: United States

ISO 3166 numeric: 840

Top Level Domain: us

IOC country code: United States


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Telephone connections: 196,400,000

Cell Phones: 209,100,000

Radios: 641,000,000

TV: 283,410,000

Computer: 237,160,000

Internet users: 208,430,000


Railway lines: 225,742 km

Paved roads: 4,238,646 km

of which expressways: 75,134 km

Cars: 159,754,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 465

Pipelines: 793.285


Number of doctors: 1,672,300

Daily food intake: 3,800 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 1,030,000


Illiteracy: 1 %


Foundation: 1776

Last sovereign since: 1776


Main religious group: Christians


Prison inmates: 2,212,500


Armed forces (troop strength): 1,429,000

Main battle tank: 7,620

Battleships: 145

Submarines: 74

Warplanes: 8,220

Helicopter: 5,810

Nuclear warheads: 10,700

Defense Spending: $ 567.8 billion