Key Information & Facts of the United States

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 5 September 2016.

General Info

Washington, D.C.

is the capital city.

New York City

is the largest city.

US Dollar ($) (USD)

is the currency. Its sub-unit is the cent (1/100 of a dollar).

322,369,319

is the population (2016 estimate).

+1

is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

English

is the main language spoken; many other languages, including French and Spanish, are spoke, as well.

9,857,306

km2 (3,805,927 mi2) is its area.

'American'

is the demonym for the people of the US. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

America

is the endonym for the country, the name that the locals call their country, in their own language.

UTC−4 through UTC−12

are the main time zones; UTC+10 UTC+11, also.

US

is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.

For the Travelers

Right

is the side of the road they drive on.

Types A & B

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 120 V, 60 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »

18

is the smoking age.

21

is the drinking age.

16

is the lowest age of consent in the US, though it may be higher in different states.

911

is the general emergency number.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

Barack Obama

is the president.

Constitutional Republic

is the country’s form/structure of government.

Joe Biden

is the vice president.

'In God we trust'

is the country’s national motto.

Congress

is the country’s legislating body.

'The Star-Spangled Banner'

is the national anthem.
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Key Cities & Regions

New York City Washington D.C. Chicago San Francisco & Bay Area

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