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Capital: Washington, D.C.


Total Population: 323,127,513
Natural Increase: 0.7%
Density: 35 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 81.8%
Population of main metropolitan areas: Los Angeles (17,718,858); New York (16,713,992); Chicago (9,655,015); San Francisco (6,989,419); Houston (6,519,358); Miami (5,805,883); Washington (6,022,391); Atlanta (4,762,159); Dallas (4,547,218); Philadelphia (4,066,064); Phoenix (4,163,445); Detroit (3,801,161); Boston (3,684,250); Minneapolis (3,496,061); San Diego (3,215,637); Seattle (2,776,119)
Ethnic Origins: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the majority of Americans have European or Middle Eastern ethnic origins, representing over 77% of the population. Over 17% of the population has Hispanic or Latino ethnic origins, 13% of the population is African American and about 5% is of Asian ethnic origin. Native Americans and Alaskan Natives constitute about 1% of the population and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders are about 0.2% of the population.
Official Language: 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.).
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Protestant 52%, Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, Other 10%, Without religion 10%.
National Currency: American Dollar (USD)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 USD = 0.8565 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 9,831,510 km²
Type of State: 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*: 0.915/1
HDI (World Rank): 8/188

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.


Telephone Code:
To call from the United States, dial 011
To call the United States, dial +1
Internet Suffix: .us
Computers: 80.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 44.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 81.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,336,5242,329,0602,412,5472,307,9462,251,351
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,545,7031,579,5931,620,5321,504,9141,454,607
Imports of Services (million USD) 424,152438,366453,265469,110503,053
Exports of Services (million USD) 633,576664,948690,127690,061752,411

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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