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Capital: Washington


Total Population: 316,128,839
Natural Increase: 0.7%
Density: 35 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 81.3%
Population of main cities including suburbs: New York City (20,090,000); Los Angeles (12,890,000); Chicago (8,770,000); Dallas (6,300,000); Houston (5,728,000); Miami (5,413,000); Philadelphia (5,345,000); Washington Dc (5,300,000).
Ethnic Origins: White alone (including people of Middle Eastern background) 73.9%; Hispanic or Latino of any ethnic origins 14.8%; Black or African American alone 12.4%; Asian alone 4.4%; American Indian or Alaska Native alone 0.8%; Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander alone 0.14%; Others 8.3%.
Official Language: English is the official language of the majority of American states and the most commonly spoken language in all states, although it is not the national official language.
Other Languages Spoken: Spanish, in particular in Arizona, Texas, California and New Mexico. Other languages, such as Amerindian languages (Navajo, Hopi, etc.) and also Chinese, Japanese, Italian, German, Polish, Greek, etc. depending on the community of immigrants.
Business Language(s): English.
Religion: Protestants 52%, Catholics 24%, Mormons 2%, Jews 1%, Muslims 1%, Others 10%, Without religion 10%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia
It is %T:%M %A In Chicago, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas
It is %T:%M %A In Los Angeles, San Diego

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: American Dollar (USD)

Country Overview

Area: 9,831,510 km²
Type of State: A federal republic state based on representative democracy with three equally powerful branches of government. United States has 50 states which are largely self governing and semi-sovereign entities.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member.
The leading world power; the world's leading exporter; high debt ratio
HDI*: 0.914/1
HDI (World Rank): 5/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From the United States, Dial 011
To Make a Call to the United States, Dial +1 (except Canada and the Caribbean).
Internet Suffix: .us
Computers: 80.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 44.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 81.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 1,605,3001,969,1842,265,8942,335,5372,331,367
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,056,0401,278,2631,480,4321,545,7101,578,972
Imports of Services (million USD) 334,310374,894400,561416,813427,260
Exports of Services (million USD) 475,979540,587597,925630,284662,111

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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