USA stands for United States of America. It is also abbreviated as U.S. (United States). It is a country of North America, which is a federal republic of 50 states. It includes 48 conterminous states and Alaska and the island state of Hawaii. It is bordered by Canada on the north, by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, by the Gulf of Mexico on the South and by the Pacific Ocean on the West. Its capital is Washington, D.C.Canada on the north,Canada on the north,Atlantic Ocean on the eastAtlantic Ocean on the eastGulf of Mexico on the SouthGulf of Mexico on the SouthPacific Ocean on the WestPacific Ocean on the West
It is the fourth-largest country in the world after Russia, Canada, and China. It is twice the size of the European Union. The currency of the US is the US dollar (USD). It has no official language, however, English is spoken across the country. Its total geographical area is 9,833,517 sq. km. and total population as of 2020 is 331,002,600. The national bird and symbol of the USA is a bald eagle.fourth-largest country in the worldfourth-largest country in the worldgeographical areageographical area9,833,517 sq. kmtotal populationtotal population331,002,600bald eaglebald eagle
It has a diverse topography. In the west, high mountains can be seen, the central part is plain, hills and low mountains are present in the eastern regions. Alaska has rugged mountains and river valleys and Hawaii landscape mostly exhibit volcanic topography. The climate of the U.S. is also diverse. Although it is mostly temperate, it is tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the plains and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest.
The country has a diverse landscape that includes tropical beaches in Florida, Rocky Mountains, barren deserts in the West, dense wilderness areas in the Northeast and Northwest. The lowest point is Death Valley that is at -86 meters and the highest peak is Denali that stands at a height of 6,198 meters.lowest point is Death Valleylowest point is Death Valleyhighest peak is Denalihighest peak is Denali
The citizens of the USA who have completed 18 years of age can vote in the elections to elect President and Vice President of the country. The current president of the USA as of Dec. 2020 is Joe Boyden. The president of the US lives in the White House located in the capital city of Washington, D.C.current president of the USAcurrent president of the USAJoe BoydenJoe Boyden
The law-making or legislature of the country is Congress of the United States. It comprises two houses; the Senate and the House of Representatives. So, it is known as a bicameral legislature. There are 100 senators in this system; two from each state. The representatives are 435. The supreme court of the US comprises nine justices who are selected by the president but must be approved by Congress.law-making or legislature of the country is Congress of the United Stateslaw-making or legislature of the country is Congress of the United States
It has the largest economy in the world that mainly comprises industrial and service sectors. Its economy is also the most technologically advanced across the world. Some of the major industries include petroleum, automobile, steel, telecommunication, aerospace, food processing, consumer goods, etc.
Deposits of coal, petroleum and natural gas and various metallic resources like copper, lead, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, nickel, silver, zinc, tungsten, timber, potash, phosphates, etc.
Natural hazards are numerous in the US such as hurricanes along the coasts of Gulf of Mexico, flooding and mud slides in California, tornadoes in the Midwest and southeast region. Some other hazards include forest fires in the western part of the country, tsunamis, etc.