Capital: Washington, D.C.
Population of main metropolitan areas:
New York (8,336,900); Los Angeles (3,979,600); Chicago (2,694,000); Houston (2,320,300); Phoenix (1,681,000); Philadelphia (1,584,100); San Antonio (1,547,300); San Diego (1,423,900); Dallas (1,343,600); San Jose (1,021,800)
According to the U.S. Census Bureau
, the majority of Americans have European, Middle Eastern, or North African ethnic backgrounds, accounting for over 73% of the population. Another 17.6% of the population is of Hispanic or Latino origin, 12.7% of the population is African American, and about 5.4% is of Asian origin. American Indians and Alaska Natives make up about 0.8% of the population and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders make up about 0.2% of the population.
There is not an official language at the national level; however, English is the official language of the majority of American states and the most commonly spoken language.
Other Languages Spoken:
Spanish is the most commonly spoken language after English. While regionally concentrated in states such as Arizona, Texas, California, Florida and New Mexico, there are Spanish-speaking enclaves across the country. In communities with large immigrant populations, other languages are spoken, including Chinese, Japanese, Italian, German, Polish or Greek. Moreover, there are many languages spoken by Native American populations (Navajo, Cree, Cherokee, etc.).
Protestant 52%, Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, Other 10%, Without religion 10%.
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National Currency: American Dollar (USD)
Type of State:
The United States are a federal republic, based on representative democracy, with three equally powerful branches of Government; comprised of 50 largely self-governing and semi-sovereign states.
Type of Economy:
High-income economy; OECD member; G8 member.
Leading world power; leading exporter; high debt ratio
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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