USA Facts and Information

• The US is the 4th largest country in the world by area wise and 3rd largest by population.USA

• The United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867 for 7.2 million dollars which is almost 2 cents per acre at that time.

• 86% of the land in Nevada is owned by the U.S. government.

• The United States is the only country that has all of Earth's five climate zones: tropical, dry, temperate, continental, and polar.

• The U.S. State with the longest official name is the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

• Although English is the official language, but U.S. has no recognized official language.

• The motto of the USA is "In God We Trust".

• The national flag of the USA has 13 stripes and 50 white stars on blue background.

• Hawaii is the most recent state to join US (joining in 1959) and is the only one made up entirely of islands.

• Alaska has a longer coastline than all of the other 49 U.S. states put together.

• Walmart is the world's largest private sector employer.

• The anthem of the USA is called 'Star-Spangled banner'.

• The largest U.S. state by land area is Alaska. The smallest state is Rhode Island.

• Three out of every four tornadoes in the world occur in the United States.

• The United States was the first nation to use the title of "President" for its head of state.

• Out of the 46 American Presidents who have held the post, eight presidents have died in office. Four have been assassinated in office and four died of natural causes.

• The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France in the year 1886.

• The United States is one of only three countries that have not officially switched to the metric system. Liberia and Myanmar are the other two.

• The United States shares the world’s longest land border with its neighbor Canada. It is over 5,500 miles.

• St. Augustine in Florida is the oldest city in US. It was founded in 1565.






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