50 Fascinating Facts about United States

The United States of America is a nation found in North America. The United States of America is the country's official name, although it's more common to refer to it as the United States. With a population of more than 325 million people, the nation is now ranked as the third most populous in the world. It has an area of over 3 million square miles, making it the third biggest country in the world when measured by area. Despite the absence of an official language, more than 70 percent of the population in the United States adheres to one of the many branches of Christianity. The nation's governing structure is a constitutional republic with a federal presidency. Washington, District of Columbia, is the capital city. The city of New York is the most populous in the United States. Although English is spoken everywhere, there is no one language recognized by the government as the official language of the United States. The United States Dollar is the money that must be used in transactions. There are thirteen red and white stripes on the nation's flag, which stand for the original 13 colonies. There are also fifty white stars on a blue background, which symbolize the country's fifty individual states.

United States Facts

1
The total gross domestic product of the nation is $17.95 trillion.
2
At 55,836 dollars, the nominal GDP per capita is rather high.
3
Because Lake Superior is so enormous, the water inside it could cover the whole of North and South America with a depth of one foot of water.
4
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum gets 9 million visitors a year. After the Louvre, the museum receives the second most visitors each year worldwide.
5
1920 was the year when women won the right to vote. The 19th Amendment established the right of women to vote.
6
The coastline of Alaska is so long that it exceeds the combined length of the coasts of the other states. Alaska is not only the biggest state in land area, but it also has the lowest population density and is home to 17 of the country's top 20 highest mountains.
7
There are 17 miles of corridors within the Pentagon, making it the biggest office building in the world. The Pentagon also has twice as much space as the Empire State Building.
8
Harvard Institution, established in 1636, is considered the earliest university in the United States.
9
In the United States, obesity affects 34 percent of the population.
10
In 1867, the United States paid Russia $7.2 million to buy Alaska from them.
11
Montana has three times the population of cows as it has of humans.
12
Around 35 million people in the United States could trace their ancestry back to at least one of the pilgrims who landed in the nation aboard the Mayflower in 1620.
13
Los Angeles is home to the biggest amphitheatre that can be found anywhere in the globe. The Hollywood Bowl first opened its doors in 1922 and has the capacity to seat roughly 18,000 people.
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In addition, the United States is home to the world's biggest indoor theatre, which is located in New York City and is known as Radio City Music Hall. The stage, which has also played host to award ceremonies, has been graced by a great number of renowned artists.
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Virginia has the most presidential births of any other state in the United States. The state of Virginia has served as the primary residence of a total of eight United States presidents.
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New Jersey is home to the roller coaster that holds the record for the highest height.
17
Only Hawaii is currently capable of producing coffee on a commercial scale.
18
The divorce rate in the United States is consistently ranked among the highest in the world.
19
Between 1776 and 1967, the United States enforced a law that made it illegal to marry someone of a different race.
20
Around thirty per cent of companies in the United States are owned by women.
21
The Air Force of the United States of America is the most extensive in the world.
22
There are about 69.7 per cent of volunteer firemen in the United States.
23
On July 2, Congress cast a vote to end the United States' dependence on British control. On the other hand, John Hancock was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, which was the day the news was announced.
24
The District of Columbia is home to a population that constitutes one percent of the total.
25
The United States of America is one of just three nations worldwide that does not provide paid maternity leave.
26
Andrew Jackson won both the popular and the electoral college votes in 1824, but he was ultimately unsuccessful in winning the election.
27
California is home to the world's biggest tree, composed of a single trunk. It reaches a height of 275 feet.
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With a height of more than 20,000 feet, Denali, originally known as Mount McKinley, has the title of the highest peak in North America.
29
On the anniversary of George Washington's birth in 1846, the Liberty Bell chimed for the last time.
30
Kentucky is home to the world's longest cave system, which may be found there. The system now has over 3,400 mapped kilometres of roadways.
31
A school assignment resulted in the present flag of the nation being drawn by a student who was just 17 years old at the time.
32
Each of the seven continents is represented by one of the seven points that make up the crown of the Statue of Liberty.
33
While building Mount Rushmore, almost 800 million pounds of stone was removed.
34
Yellowstone National Park, located in Wyoming, is the first national park ever established.
35
With a depth of 1,932 feet, Crater Lake in Oregon holds the title of the deepest lake in the United States.
36
The Midwest is home to the vast majority of tornadoes that occur all over the globe. This part of the country is often referred to as "Tornado Alley."
37
The United States of America has the highest per capita use of petroleum of any nation in the world.
38
In the United States, no one language is designated as the "official" language. The language spoken most often throughout the world is English, followed by Spanish.
39
Hawaii became the 50th and last state to join the United States of America in 1959. It is the only state that is composed of nothing but islands.
40
In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon. Armstrong was an American.
41
In 2008, Barack Obama became the first person of African descent to be elected president of the United States. In 2012, he won reelection to serve a second consecutive term.
42
The United States of America is home to some of the world's most extensive coal deposits.
43
Over 15,000 years ago, people began to settle in what is now known as North America.
44
Compared to other wealthy countries, many surveys have placed the United States near the bottom regarding overall health care.
45
About 85 percent of people in the United States have access to the internet.
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The United States of America has the highest incarceration rate of any nation globally. There is around 22 percent of the world's population housed in prisons and jails' the current population is approximately 2.2 million people.
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It is projected that by the 2040s, the United States will have a minority population that constitutes most of the population.
48
In New York City's Washington Square, there was formerly a cemetery that held the graves of more than 20,000 individuals.
49
In the waters off the coast of South Carolina lies a deserted island where free-roaming monkeys only populate. There are no human inhabitants on this island.
50
The United States accounts for ninety percent of all jury trials across the globe.

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