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United States - Physical geography

Area : 9 640 000 Km2
Water : 5 %
Lands under cultivation : 19 %
Wild pasture lands : 25 %
Forests : 25 %

Min. Height : -86 m (Death Valley)
Max. Height : 4420 m (Mt Whitney) or 6194 m (Mt McKinley - Alaska)


United States - Climate
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Temperatures ░C (degrees Celsius) in Washington
Rainfall (mm) in Washington
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United States - People
Nationality : American
Main language(s) : English, Spanish (17%)

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Population (2005) : 296 504 000 people
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Density : 31 people / Km2
Fertility rate : 2 children / woman
Life expectancy : 77 years
Urban population : 80 %

Main cities :
21 000 000 people New York (aggl.)
7 500 000 people New York (city)
16 500 000 people Los Angeles (aggl.)
3 600 000 people Los Angeles (city)
2 800 000 people Chicago (aggl=8.8 M)
1 790 000 people Houston (aggl=4.4 M)
1 440 000 people Philadelphia (aggl=6 M)
1 220 000 people San Diego (aggl=2.8 M)
1 200 000 people Phoenix (aggl=2.9 M)
1 070 000 people Dallas (aggl=4.8 M)
970 000 people Detroit (aggl=5.5 M)
750 000 people San Francisco (aggl=6.8 M)
555 000 people Boston (aggl=5.6 M)
500 000 people Denver (aggl=2.4 M)
450 000 people Washington (capital) (aggl=7.3 M)
405 000 people Atlanta (aggl=3.7 M)
404 000 people Las Vegas (aggl=1.3 M)
369 000 people Miami (aggl=3.7 M)


United States - Economy
Currency : US Dollar (USD) = 100 Cents
Rate of exchange (Sept.2004) :

1 Euro = 1.22 US Dollars

GDP (Gross Domestic Product), 2002 : 10450 billion dollars
GDP per capita, 2002 : 35244 dollars
GNP (Gross National Product), 2005 : 12970 billion dollars
GNP per capita, 2005 : 43743 dollars


United States - Miscellaneous information
CONSUMPTION (individual / year) (world rank 1997) :
- Meat = 120 Kg (1)
- Pastas = 8 Kg (5)
- Eggs = 240 (9)
- Milk = 100 l (12)
- Coffee (14)

- Cigarettes = 1800 (3)
MAIN NATURAL RESOURCES (world rank 2003) :
- Corn (1)
- Soya (1)
- Grapefruits (1)
- Strawberries (1)
- Wood (1)
- Cotton (2)
- Oranges (2)
- Wheat (3)
- Potatoes (4)
- Milk (1)

- Pigs (2)
- Oxen (4)
- Salt (1)
- Phosphates (1)
- Gold (2)
- Coal (2)
- Brown coal (2)
- Natural gas (2)
- Oil (3)
- Copper (3)
- Lead (3)
- Silver (4)
- Zinc (5)
- Deposits of gas (6)
- Deposits of oil (10)
OTHER RESOURCES & PRODUCTS (world rank 1999) :
- Beer (1)
- Cheese (1)
- Wine (4)
- Commercial vehicles (1)
RECORDS :
- Deepest canyon in the world = Hell Canyon (Oregon, Idaho ; depth = 2400 m)
- 2nd most populous urban agglomeration in the world = New York (population = 22 M).
- 2nd largest lake in the world = Superior (82 000 Km2). See also Canada.
- 5th largest lake in the world = Huron (61 000 Km2). See also Canada.
- 6th largest lake in the world = Michigan (58 000 Km2).
- 3rd longest river in the world = Missouri (5970 Km).
- 5th highest waterfall in the world = Yosemite (739 m).
- The highest water jet in the world = 172 m. (Fountain Hills, Arizona). (source = Guiness Book 2003)
- Highest recorded temperature in America = 57░C / 134░F (Death Valley, California, 1913-Jul.10).
- 5th longest suspension bridge in the world = Verrazano (1298 m).
- 6th longest suspension bridge in the world = Golden Gate (1280 m).
- The highest living floor in a tower = 443 m. (110th floor, Sears Tower, Chicago).
- The highest artificial structure in the world = 629 m. (Fargo's TV antenna, Dakota).
- The largest library in the world = Congress library, Washington (72 M books and manuscripts).
- The longest subway in the world is in New York (468 stations, total length = 1355 Km).
- The largest amusement park in the world = Orlando's Disney World (Florida) : 121 400 m2.
- World record of 100 m. running = 9.79 seconds (Maurice Greens, Athens, 1999).
- The tallest man in all times was 2.72 metres tall (Robert Wadlow, dead in 1940).


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