|Time zone:||GMT -10 to -5 (6 time zones: eastern standard (-5), central standard (-6), mountain standard (-7), Pacific standard (-8), Alaska standard (-9), Hawaii Aleutian standard (-10))|
|Daylight savings:||GMT +1hr, begins second Sunday in March; ends first Sunday in November|
|Main languages:||English||Other languages: Spanish, Hawaiian|
US dollar (USD)|
€1 = $1.11, £1 = $1.32
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.us||International Dialling Code: 1|
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Further information on United States of America
Discover more about United States of America - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 9,826,630 sq km (664,707 sq km under water)
Coastline: 19,924 km (Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Ocean)
Climate: Varied climate depending on landscape. Tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the deserts of the southwest. In winter, the north-eastern states are freezing and snowbound, with milder weather in the south. There are risks of hurricanes along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, tornadoes in the mid-west and south-east and forest fires in the west.
Highest mountain: Mount McKinley (6,198m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for United States of America from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Full democracy||19/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Free||12/179|
|Press Freedom||Satisfactory situation||48/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Some rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Low corruption||17/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: United States of America (USA) Status: Independent Country
Population: 318,892,103 (rank: 3/196) Density: 32.4 people/sq km (rank: 146/196)
Ethnic groups: white 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61% (July 2007 estimate).
Religions: Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4% (2007 est.)
GDP (PPP): $16720 billion GDP per capita: $52,800 (rank: 9/195)