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United States

Federal presidential republic, independant since 1776

Region:
North America
Area:
9,826,675 km²
Further names:
USA
Local name:
United States
Capital:
Washington, D.C.

Detailed information

Timezones
Sunrise + sunset
Climate
Public Holidays
Airports
Economy
Inflation Rates
Energy consumption
Refugees
Local time in New York:
1:59 pm
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

The time in New York is Eastern Standard Time (EST).
As in many countries far away from the equator, there is a daylight saving time in summer.
So the difference to Greenwich Mean Time is usually -5 hours in summer and -4 hours in winter.

Timezones and clock changesPublic Holidays in the United StatesSunrise and sunset

Bevölkerung

Population:
323,996,000
32.97
Ø 80 years
Birthrate:
12.5 p.c. per year
Deathrate:
8.2 p.c. per year
Males/Females:
49.2% : 50.8%

Alterspyramide

AlterMänner Frauen
65+6.6%8.3%
55-646.1%6.6%
25-5419.9%19.9%
15-247.0%6.7%
0-149.7%9.3%



The currency in the United States is US Dollar (USD).
1 Dollar is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 09/25/2017

The climate in the United States

For a country with a north-south extent of over 5000 km, it is not possible to describe the climate in general. A mostly moderate climatic zone determines the weather [in country]. As usual in the northern hemisphere, the days in the summer months are not only warmer but also longer. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 6 and 31 degrees. In some parts of the country the temperature raises up to 38 °C. In the colder months and depending in the region, the temperature lowers down to -4°C in a month's average.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


Detailed climate data for the United States and 51 geographic spots of the country
Volcanos
Earthquake
Tsunamis

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Languages

Official language:
English

mother tonguedistribution
English82.1 %
Spanish10.7 %
French0.7 %
German0.7 %
Chinese0.6 %
Italian0.6 %
Tagalog0.4 %
Korean0.3 %
Polish0.3 %
Portuguese0.2 %
Japanese0.2 %
Vietnamese0.2 %
other3.0 %

Religions

branchdistribution
Buddhists0.7%
Roman Catholics23.9%
Protestants51.3%
Mormons1.7%
other Christs1.6%
Muslims0.6%
Jews1.7%
other18.5%

Communications

Dialing code:+1
Landlines:129,400,000
Mobile phones:317,400,000
Internet server:505,000,000
Internet users:276,600,000

Economy more...

(per year)
GDP:16,775.77 bn €
Exportations:1,328.94 bn €
Importations:1,992.05 bn €
Unemployment rate:4.9 %
Inflation rate:1.26 %
corruption index:74 (good)
Energy consumption:3,913.0 bn kWh

Transport more...

Roadways:6,586,610 km
Railways:293,564 km
Waterways:41,009 km
Airports:13,513

Most important cities in the United States

CityRegionPopulation
Washington, D.C. [Capital] 681,000
New York CityNew York8,538,000
Los AngelesCalifornia3,976,000
ChicagoIllinois2,705,000
HoustonTexas2,303,000
PhoenixArizona1,615,000
PhiladelphiaPennsylvania1,568,000
San AntonioTexas1,493,000
San DiegoCalifornia1,407,000
DallasTexas1,318,000
San JoseCalifornia1,025,000
JacksonvilleFlorida881,000
ColumbusOhio860,000
IndianapolisIndiana855,000
CharlotteNorth Carolina842,000
DetroitMichigan673,000
MemphisTennessee653,000
BaltimoreMaryland621,000
BostonMassachusetts618,000
SeattleWashington609,000
DenverColorado600,000
MilwaukeeWisconsin595,000
PortlandOregon584,000
Las VegasNevada584,000
Oklahoma CityOklahoma580,000
AlbuquerqueNew Mexico546,000
NashvilleTennessee531,000
TucsonArizona520,000
Kansas CityMissouri460,000
Virginia BeachVirginia438,000



Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

Political stability:
Rule of law:
Effectivity:
Regulatory quality:
Voice accountability:
Death penalty:constitutionally allowed



Alliances



Dependent territories

American Samoa(Polynesia)
Guam(Micronesia)
Pitcairn Islands(Polynesia)
Puerto Rico(Caribbean)
Virgin Islands(Caribbean)