Facts about the U.S.A.
Capital:
Washington, D.C.
Independence Day:
July 4, 1776
Motto:
In God We Trust
National Bird:
Bald Eagle
National Flower:
Rose
National Anthem:
The Star-Spangled Banner
Area (50 states and District of Columbia only):
9,631,418 sq km
*Note:
Area of China: 9,596,960 sq km
Area of HK: 1,092 sq km
Comparative Size:
About one-half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about one-half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; about two and one-half times the size of Western Europe.
Largest State:
Alaska
Smallest State:
Rhode Island
Largest Cities:
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Diego, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix, San Antonio
Border Countries and Oceans:
Canada, Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Ocean
*Note: World's third-largest country by size (after Russia and Canada) and by population (after China and India); Mt. McKinley is highest point in North America and Death Valley the lowest point on the continent.
Population:
295,734,134 (July 2005 est.)
Languages:
English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census)
Religions:
Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10% (2002 est.)
Abridged from the CIA World Factbook and other U.S. government materials
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