The United States of America (U.S.A) is federal republic that consists of 50 states. Located on the continent of North America, the U.S.A is one of the most powerful countries in the world. It encompasses 3,794,101 square miles of land and boarders the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast and the Pacific Ocean on the west coast. The capitol of the United States is Washington D.C. and the country is led by a President, not a king. The national anthem is “The Star Spangled Banner.”
The United States has a generally high quality of living since it is considered both a first world nation and a superpower. The total population count is 317,797,000 which makes the U.S.A the third most populated country on earth (China ranks first and India ranks second). The national language is English and the national bird is the Bald Eagle. The U.S. dollar is the national currency.
The United States of America officially declared its independence from England—and became a free country—on July 4, 1776. Although America has a shorter history than many European and Asian nations, it still has a rich background and many beautiful scenic locations. Thus, America is a very popular country for tourists to visit.
Below is a list of five things that America is famous for:
The White House
The White House is the focal point of the capitol city, Washington D.C., and is also where the residing President of the United States lives. It is possible for tourists to go on guided tours of certain parts of the White House although other areas are private.
New York City
New York City is the biggest city in the United States. It encompassed over 468 square miles of land and is home to over 8 million people! New York City is one of the most visited places in the world and most people consider it to be the most famous American city.
Hollywood California is where most movies are made. The area gained fame for the many studios and huge productions located there during the 1920s and 1930s. Until this day the town’s reputation persists and most films—and movie stars—still reside there.
The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided red-rock canyon that is located in the desert state of Arizona. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and has a depth of over 6,000 feet. It is regarded as being a Natural Wonder of the World and is officially a state park that is visited by eons of tourists every year.
Las Vegas, Nevada, is often called “a playground for adults.” The area is a haven for nightlife and gambling. Its casinos offer live entertainment, restaurants and shopping and are usually connected to ritzy hotels. Las Vegas is famous for its bright lights and themed hotels as well as the many opportunities to win easy money.