FACT FILE USA — United States of America -
The USA — United States of America is in the continent of North America. It is bordered both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico. It is made up of 50 states and 1 district; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia*, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming
The Capital is Washington, DC
Language Spoken:English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%
Main Cities: New York
— Los Angeles — Chicago — Boston — Miami -Pittsburgh — Orlando — Atlanta — Houston — Philadelphia — San Diego — Phoenix — San Antonio — Dallas- Detroit — San Jose — Indianapolis — San Francisco- Jacksonville
Currency: The unit of currency in the USA is the $ US Dollar 100 cents.
Electricity: Electricity in United States of America / USA is 120 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. You will need special adaptors that can be purchased at most European airports for your portable applicances. In certain cases you might need a voltage convertor
Telephones: Country Code 00 1 — you will need a Tri band mobile to work in the USA — Check with your mobile phone provider first..Vehicles drive on the RIGHT
Public Holidays In The USA
New Year's Day — 1st January
Martin Luther King Day — Third Monday of January
Lincoln's Birthday — 12-February in some northern states
Washington's Birthday — 20th February
Memorial Day — Last Monday in May
Independence Day — 4th July
Labour Day — 1st Monday in September
Columbus Day — 2nd Monday in October
Veteran's Day — 11th November
Thanksgiving Day — Fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Day — 25th December
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