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 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.

• 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.

• 1 out of every 8 Americans has been employed by McDonald's at some point.

• Out of the 44 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.