The United States of America
The United States, which is officially called the United States of America, and is abbreviated U.S. or U.S.A., commonly known as America is a country in North America, a federal republic that consists of 50 states. Its capital city is Washington, DC. which is referred to as a global finance and culture center. The United States borders Canada on the north, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
The United States is a federal republic and a representative democracy with three separate branches of government, including a bicameral legislature.
The United States of America National Flag
The national flag of the United States of America often referred to as the American flag or the U.S. flag has certain features. It has 50 stars that represent the 50 U.S. states, and 13 stripes that represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from Great Britain.
The 50 States of America, their Abbreviations and Capital
The states are the constituent political divisions that make up the United States.
- Alabama AL Montgomery
- Alaska AK Juneau
- Arizona AZ Phoenix
- Arkansas AR Little Rock
- California CA Sacramento
- Colorado CO Denver
- Connecticut CT Hartford
- Delaware DE Dover
- Florida FL Tallahassee
- Georgia GA Atlanta
- Hawaii HI Honolulu
- Idaho ID Boise
- Illinois IL Springfield
- Indiana IN Indianapolis
- Iowa IA Des Moines
- Kansas KS Topeka
- Kentucky KY Frankfort
- Louisiana LA Baton Rouge
- Maine ME Augusta
- Maryland MD Annapolis
- Massachusetts MA Boston
- Michigan MI Lansing
- Minnesota MN St. Paul
- Mississippi MS Jackson
- Missouri MO Jefferson City
- Montana MT Helena
- Nebraska NE Lincoln
- Nevada NV Carson City
- New Hampshire NH Concord
- New Jersey NJ Trenton
- New Mexico NM Santa Fe
- New York NY Albany
- North Carolina NC Raleigh
- North Dakota ND Bismarck
- Ohio OH Columbus
- Oklahoma OK Oklahoma City
- Oregon OR Salem
- Pennsylvania PA Harrisburg
- Rhode Island RI Providence
- South Carolina SC Columbia
- South Dakota SD Pierre
- Tennessee TN Nashville
- Texas TX Austin
- Utah UT Salt Lake City
- Vermont VT Montpelier
- Virginia VA Richmond
- Washington WA Olympia
- West Virginia WV Charleston
- Wisconsin WI Madison
- Wyoming WY Cheyenne
The United States of America Geographical Area
The United States is the world’s third-largest country, occupying little less than 40% of the continent of North America. As of now, the US covers 3,794,100 square miles (9,826,675 km2) and is home to the third-largest population in the world.
The United States of America’s President
Joe Biden is the 46th and current president of the United States, having assumed office on January 20, 2021. Biden is a member of the Democratic Party. Previously, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under President Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate for 36 years from 1973 to 2009.
Biden is 79 years old as of 2022. He was born Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. on 20 November 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States.
The United States Population
The current population of the United States of America is approximated to be 333,903,023 as of January 1st, 2022 based on the U.S. Census Bureau. However, as per the 2020 census, the population was estimated at 331,893,745. It was also ranked the 3rd populated country in the world.
How the United States of America was formed?
Why is it called the United States?
What was US called before 1776?
Who lived in the US first?
The United States of America Constitution
The United States Constitution, which was written in 1787, approved in 1788, and has been in effect since 1789, is the world’s oldest surviving written charter of governance. Its first three words, “We the People,” assert that the United States government exists to serve its people.
Article I, which establishes a Congress consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives, recognizes the people’s supremacy through their chosen representatives. The Constitution’s placement of Congress at the start confirms its standing as the “First Branch” of the federal government.
The Constitution has been revised 27 times to date, the most recent being in 1992. The Bill of Rights is made up of the first ten amendments.
How Old is the United States?
The founding fathers sealed the declaration on 4 July 1776 and that makes the country 245 years old as of 2021. It was initially known as United Colonies and it changed the name of its new nation to the “United States of America on Sept. 9, 1776.
Time zones in the United States of America
There are eleven different time zones in the United States. The contiguous US has 4 standard time zones which stretch across the West Coast to the East Coast: These are:
- Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST), UTC−8
- Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST), UTC−7
- Central Standard Time Zone (CST), UTC−6
- Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST), UTC−5
In addition, Alaska, Hawaii, and 5 US dependencies such as the Baker Islands, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Wake Atoll all have their own time zones.
- Baker Island Time Zone (BIT), UTC−12
- Samoa Standard Time Zone (SST), UTC−11
- Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time Zone (HAST), UTC−10
- Alaska Standard Time Zone (AKST), UTC−9
- Atlantic Standard Time Zone (AST), UTC−4
- Chamorro Standard Time Zone (ChST), UTC+10
- Wake Island Time Zone (WAKT), UTC+12
However, there are other States with two time zones. These are; Oregon, Idaho, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
How many states are in the United States of America
The United States of America is a federal republic consisting of 50 states, a federal district (Washington, D.C., the capital city of the United States), five major territories, and various minor islands.
Best places to live in the United States of America
These are some of the best places to live in the US just to mention a few. However, to make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market, and have a high quality of life.
Colorado Springs, CO
Green Bay, WI
San Jose, CA
Raleigh & Durham, NC
San Francisco, CA
Ann Arbor, MI
Des Moines, IA
Grand Rapids, MI