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%

Population: 298,444,215

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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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