If you have family or friends who live in the USA or if you’re looking to move here, take a look at these 30 interesting facts about the USA and impress the locals with your quiz-busting knowledge!
The USA is a large country consisting of 50 states in North America.
It is bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south.
Whether you’re planning on becoming a cowboy in the mid-west or a New York urbanite, head for the coordinates 38.8833° N, 77.0167° W to find yourself in ‘The Land of Opportunity’.
The US Flag is nicknamed the ‘Stars and Stripes’. It’s also known as ‘Old Glory’.
The terrain varies wildly throughout this huge country, with a vast central plain, mountains in the west, hills and low mountains in the east, rugged mountains and valleys in Alaska and volcanic topography in Hawaii.
The Stars and Stripes – The U.S. Flag.
The total land area of USA is 3,794,083 square miles (9,826,630 square kilometres)…
…that’s around half the size of Russia, or around 40 times the size of the UK!
USA’s population was 328.2 million in 2019…
…that’s around 5 times the UK population!
The capital is Washington D.C.; it covers an area of 68 square miles (177 square kilometres) and had a population of 4.9 million in 2015.
Americans enjoy a mostly temperate climate, although Alaska is arctic, whilst Hawaii and Florida are tropical.
Incredibly, Alaska has a larger coastline than all the other 49 states combined…
…The state was bought from the Russians in 1867 – for just $7.2 million!
Atlanta International Airport has been the busiest passenger airport in the world every year since 2000, and last year processed around 20 million more passengers than Heathrow!