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Capital : Washington
Language :  English
Currency :  United States Dollar
Population : 324 940 000
Area : 9 525 067 km2

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United States of America facts

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on July 4, 1776.
2. The population density is 34 people / km².
3. The country is 30 times larger than Poland.
4. 78% of Americans described themselves as Christians.
5. The longest river is Mississippi, 3,778 km.
6. The full name of the country – United States of America.
7. Political system – presidential republic.
9. The highest peak is McKinley, 6 194 m above sea level.
10. Motto of the country – “We trust in God”.
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11. Over 66% of Americans suffer from obesity.

12. In Montana, there are 3 times more cows than humans.

13. The average US citizen drinks more than 600 liters of carbonated beverages annually.

14. The grizzly bear is the official animal of the state of California. Interestingly, he was last seen in those areas in 1922.

15. The world’s highest Roller Coaster is in Ohio.

16. One in seven Americans has a minimum of 10 credit cards.

17. 22% of teenagers get pregnant (the highest percentage in the world).

18. In this country diagnosed the most mental disorders.

19. The world’s highest battle memorial is in Houston, Texas.

20. The first capital of the USA was New York.

21. The highest mountain in the world, located in the United States – Mauna Kea in Hawaii, although it has only 4205 m of altitude, however, when it is measured from the seabed has more than 10,000 meters.

22. The lowest temperature recorded in Alaska is -62 degrees Celsius, and the highest is 56 degrees Celsius in Death Valley in California.

23. It is the homeland of self-service machines. The first one was erected at the New York station in 1888 and it was possible to buy chewing gum in it.

Autor: Turyst

24. Nowadays you can even buy iPods in some of the machines.

25. In this country are popular fishing machines. You can buy live bait with hooks and veins.

26. In California there are vending machines offering marijuana (for medicinal purposes 🙂

Autor: MR

27. The flag of the United States is designated as this year’s trend around the world.

Autor: Ada G.

28. In this country is the most extensive network of motorways in the world, with a length of over 77,000 kilometers.

29. Some motorways have as many as 9 lanes in one direction.

30. In this country is the most extensive network of railway lines with a length of 226 612 km.

Autor: Wojtek

31. In the United States, jazz, country, gospel, rock, blues, pop, disco, metal, grunge, hip-hop, house and techno were born.

32. This country is India’s second largest producer of films.

33. The United States does not have an official language at the federal level.

Autor: Bella

34. 30% of California residents consider Spanish as their native language.

35. The United States does not have an official state religion.

36. Americans are one of the most religious nations among highly developed countries. As many as 87% of Americans declare themselves religious, and almost half of them are practicing.

Autor: Bella

37. It is the first country in which public schools were introduced.

38. In addition to public schools, children can be educated at home, in private and religious schools.

39. The University of California works the most Nobel prize winners in the world.

40. According to American rankings Harvard is considered the best University in the world.

Autor: Dżon

41. Over 41 million Americans have no insurance.

42. The American-Canadian border is the longest state border in the world. It has 8 893 km.

43. The smallest distance between the United States and Russia is less than 4 km.

44. The geographic center of the United States is located 34 km north of Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

45. The island of Manhattan was bought in 1626 by Peter Minult from the Indian Delewar tribe for the equivalent of one thousand dollars.

Autor: Eliza

46. The most populated city in the United States is New York.

47. New York was created after the conquest of the settlement called New Amsterdam by the British.

48. In New York, over 800 languages ​​are spoken, which makes the city the most diverse language in the world.

49. The New York subway has 468 stations on 26 lines with a length of 369 km.

50. In New York there are about 5,600 high-rise buildings, including 50 over 200-meter high.

Autor: NJ

51. The construction of the New York Empire State Building lasted only a year and 35 days, which is still a record in this type of construction.

Autor: NJ

52. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 1 place,
      – 2018 year – 1 place.

53. There are over 1 281 900 professional soldiers and 801 200 reservists (2018).

54. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 8300 tanks, 25000 armored vehicles, 13,000 jet aircraft and 6000 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 5880 tanks, 38820 armored vehicles, 13360 jet aircraft and 5758 helicopters.

55. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $2,400,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $647,000,000,000 .

56. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 3 ships, in 2018 the year is about 3 ships.

57. The United States has 7,700 nuclear warheads.

Autor: Wojak

58. Zero tolerance for drivers driving a car “by the glass” for drivers under the age of 21. You must have 0.0 promil.

Autor: alfa

59. Nearly half of all newspapers in the world are printed in the United States and Canada.

Autor: Katarzyna

60. Former gang members entering a new good way of life can apply for big discounts in removing tattoos.

Autor: ciekawy

61. Hawaiian language consists of only 12 letters.

62. Almost 7 tons of steel recovered from the ruins of the World Trade Center were used to build the USS New York.

Autor: ciekawy

63. It has been calculated that statistically an American spends over 8 months standing at a red light throughout his life.

Autor: Oleńka

64. American Ignacio MArc Asperas has patented the method of building a snowman from the snow.

Autor: Oleńka

65. Fort defensive West Point was designed by Tadeusz Kościuszko.

66. There are about 20,000 restaurants in New York.

67. In the United States, more than 1.5 billion trees are planted annually.

Autor: U.S.A

68. On January 8, 1835, President Jackson paid off the entire national debt. It was the first and last time the United States was indebted.

69. In Minnesota, a room was built in Orfield’s laboratory that “absorbs” 99.99% of all sounds. It is the quietest place in the world.

70. In the United States, more than 2.3 million people are serving prisons in prisons.

71. The first ATM in the world was built in New York in 1960 for City Bank.

Autor: Jack

72. In 1911 it was so cold winter that the waterfall Niagara froze.

Autor: Beata

73. The United States has declared war on other countries only five times.

74. Kinder surprise is banned in the United States, due to the combination of a toy with a food product.

75. In Orange, the city of Orange has the most complex intersection in the world, connecting 34 streets.

76. In Illinois, there is the village of Posen (Poznań), in which 1/4 inhabitants have Polish roots.

Autor: Ilona

77. The United States in 1867 paid only $7.2 million to Russia for Alaska.

78. Portland has the smallest park in the world. It has a diameter of only 61 cm. In 1976, he was officially recognized as a city park.

Autor: Basia

79. The dollar sign was created in 1788.

80. Las Vegas has the world’s largest hotel – The Venetian & The Pallazzo with 8 108 rooms.

81. There are about 35% of all airports in the world in the United States.

82. Near the west coast of the United States in the Pacific there is the world’s largest garbage cluster, 5 times larger than Poland.

83. There are 130,000 weapon stores in this country.

Autor: ósa

84. In California there is the world’s largest flowering plant – Chinese Wistaria. It has branches over 152 meters long and weighs over 230 tons. It has been growing since 1892.

Autor: Mila

85. In southern California, in the Mojava desert, there is the largest solar plant in the world.

86. The Library of the United States Congress is the largest library in the world. It has 142 million documents, 58 million manuscripts and 29 million books.

87. In the United States, alcohol can only be purchased at the age of 21.

Autor: Martynka91

88. About 1,500 people live in Colma. It would not be surprising if not for the fact that there are over 1.5 million graves on 16 cemeteries in the city.

89. The 17-year-old Robert G. Heft designed the flag of the United States. It was a homework for which he got a grade equal to Polish 4-.

90. Ashrita Furman has beaten so far (October 2014) 567 Guinness World Records.

Autor: Porcelala

91. On May 3, 1999 in Oklahoma City, the wind blew at around 484 km / h during the tornado.

Autor: Porcelala

92. In the town of Codell, located in Kansas three years in a row (1916, 1917, 1918) on the same day, on May 20, a tornado struck.

93. The White House in Washington is worth over 315 million dollars.

Autor: Natalia

94. The US dollar is made of 75% cotton and 25% linen.

Autor: Natalia

95. There are over 77,000 km of highways in the United States.

96. In this country Opel cars are produced under the name Saturn.

Autor: Speed

97. At the turn of the 19th and 20th century, whiskeys and brandies were considered to be medicines.

98. Detroit is the largest city in the United States that declared bankruptcy. The current debt is more than 20 billion dollars.

Autor: Wiktoria

99. Asbestos dust rising from the rubble of collapsed WTC towers caused many cancers. It is supposed that it could have killed more people than the attack itself.

Autor: Wanda

100. Following the terrorist attacks on the WTC on September 11, 2001, the African Masai tribe gave the Americans 14 cows as condolences.

Autor: Teresa

101. Atlanta has the largest airport in the world – “Hartsfield-Jackson” serving nearly 100 million passengers a year.

Autor: Teresa

102. In the United States, due to the long distances between cities, to make the transport of goods more efficient, “road trains” are created – trucks that pull up to 12 trailers.

Autor: Siwek

103. In this country there are a total of 20 cities, towns and villages called Warsaw.

104. According to the latest research, almost half of Americans admit to not understanding the content of leaflets added to the medicines they take.

Autor: Wiesław

105. Barack Obama, during a visit to Poland in 2011, received the game “The Witcher 2” as a gift from the Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

106. In the United States, documents can be signed with the symbol “X”, but only in the presence of a witness.

Autor: Aston

107. Under the Yellowstone Park there is active superwulakan.

Autor: poznajnieznane

108. The Americans spend a lot of money on gambling. Annually over 100 billion dollars.

Autor: Spina

109. A lot of Americans think that Europe is a country.

Autor: Madridista

110. On October 24, 1929, after the panic at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street 24, the biggest economic crisis of the twentieth century began.

111. This day was called Black Thursday. People who lost all their property within hours, jumped out of the windows committing the most in the history of suicides.

112. In Manhattan, it is estimated that there are over 10 billion pieces of products in shops, warehouses, restaurants (approx. 10,000 per capita).

Autor: Windows11

113. Every year, the American drinks 170 liters of carbonated beverages containing about 20 kg of sugar.

114. In California, in public places, the sale of sugary drinks is forbidden.

Autor: Jadzia

115. Kazimierz Pułaski and Tadeusz Kosciuszko are the American heroes of the nation.

Autor: piterowski14 

116. Yellowstone Park created in 1972 is the oldest national park in the world.

Autor: Kinia

117. The minimum wage amounts to USD 7.25 per hour (data from 2009).

Autor: Daria

118. The amount of income tax in the United States ranges from 35% to 47% depending on the state.

119. Men and women can retire at the age of 66.

120. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 3.9% .

Autor: Daria

121. 545 Americans have accumulated assets greater than a billion dollars.

122. The richest one is Bill Gates (1st place in the world) with assets worth over $79.2 billion.

Autor: $$$NaBogato$$$

123. In New York, there is a higher level of radioactive radiation at the Grand Central Station than at nuclear power stations. The reason for this is a large amount of granite, which was used to build the station.

Autor: Liliputek

124. The first electric taxis traveled around New York in 1899.

125. The 10 meter statue of Marylin Monroe is located in the center of Chicago. On rainy days, tourists hide under her dress.

Autor: Katalizak

126. In the United States, an average person consumes about 9.2 liters of pure alcohol a year.

127. The national alcohol is Bourbon, beer and wine.

128. The most beer is beer – 50%, then spirit – 33%, and wine – 17%.

Autor: AlkoWorld

129. In this country, compulsory education lasts 12 years.

130. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

131. The average IQ level is 98.

Autor: EduKacJa

132. The national animal is an American bald eagle.

Autor: Kos

133. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise by one hour) is on the first Sunday of November.

Autor: Adrianna

134. The national tree is oak.

Autor: Alma

135. In the United States, there are nearly 12 million crimes per year.

Autor: Relik

136. The United States has the world’s largest carbon dioxide emissions when burning fuels. Annually over 5 billion tons.

Autor: Rink

137. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 40 to 88 km / h (25-55 mph).

138. Outside of built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road ranges from 88 to 113 km / h (55-70 mph). and on highways from 105 to 137 km / h (65 – 85 mph).

139. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

140. In 2013, 32 719 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

141. 30.8% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

142. In this country, more than 265,043,000 motor vehicles are registered (822 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Autor: AutoMania

143. In 1988, over 8,000 people died because of the hot weather in the United States.

144. The great fire in Wisconsin on October 8, 1871 killed over 2,000 people.

Autor: Fiorella

145. In this country there are over 6 586 610 km of paved roads including over 77 017 km of expressways (10.25% of all roads in the world).

146. In this country there are 13,513 airports, 5 054 with paved surface.

147. The largest airport in the United States is located in Atlanta. Annually, it is used by over 96 million people.

Autor: Marlène

148. There are 16 airports in the United States that serve over 35 million people annually.

149. In 12 US cities there are metro lines (Atlanta, Beltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Juan and Washington).

150. There is a 422 km metro line (455 stations) in New York. About 1.8 billion people benefit annually.

Autor: Marlène

151. In this country, over 280 742 000 (2015) 286 924 362 (2018) people have access to internet (around 89% of the population).

152. Around 192,000,000 (2015) 240,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

153. The average internet connection speed is 12.6 Mb / s, and the maximum rate is 57.3 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Autor: NET

154. The national top-level domain is .us . There are over 1 757 720 websites with such an extension.

155. The most popular pages with the extension .us are: imageshack.us, amung.us and state.tx.us.

Autor: http

156. This country has 2018 over year $125,099,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (1.01% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

157. The United States has the largest gold reserve in the world (8,133,500 kg).

Autor: Vinamra

158. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $18 286 690 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $19,391,000,000,000 .

159. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 103% GDP, or around: $18 835 290 700 000 < ,
      – 2018 of the year was 105% GDP, or around: $20,350,503,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $63,128.

160. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $18 772 000 000 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $19,284,900,000,000 .

Autor: Komornik

161. 33% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Autor: Łasuch

162. In this country an adult person smokes 86 cigarettes a month on average.

Autor: VViki

163. The tallest building in the United States is the One World Trade Center in New York, which is 541.3 meters high (104 floors). It was built in 2014.

164. In New York there are over 7,740 buildings with a height exceeding 35 meters.

165. There are currently 250 “skyscrapers” in New York (buildings over 150 meters high).

166. There are currently 117 “skyscrapers” in Chicago (buildings over 150 meters high).

167. 432 Park Avenue in New York, 425,5 meters high, is currently the tallest residential building in the world.

Autor: BobBudowniczy

168. In this country there is 1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 3 225 260 people).

169. In the United States, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 49 minutes a day.

Autor: Reebeka

170. The lowest temperature: -62.1 °C was measured in Alaska.

171. The highest temperature: 56.7 °C was measured in California.

172. In Missouri, on June 22, 1947, 305 mm of rain fell in 42 minutes.

173. At Mount Rainier in Washington from February 19, 1971 to February 18, 1972, 31.5 meters of snow fell.

174. On May 3, 1999, tornados moving between Oklahoma and Moore reached a record speed of over 484 km / h.

175. On July 23, 2010 in Vivian, South Dakota, a hail block with a diameter of 20 cm fell and a circumference of 47.3 cm,

176. On October 13, 2001, lightnings of a record length of 190 km were measured over the city of Dallas.

Autor: weather

177. 357 US citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Autor: redsun

178. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Autor: medi

179. The average life expectancy in this country is 78.9 years (women – 81.3 years and men – 76.5 years).

Autor: Wilga

180. The United States is one of the 12 countries in the world, which on April 4, 1949, after the North Atlantic Treaty was signed, created a political and military organization called NATO.

Autor: Weteran

181. In this country, depending on the state, women can get married at the age of 18-19, and men aged 18-21.

182. In this country, women having their first child on average 25.6 years old.

183. 10 women give birth to 19 children on average

Autor: Nadia

184. The average age people living in this country is 37.8 years old.

185. The country is around:
61 323 000 people (18.99%) in the age range 0-14 years.
213 548 000 people (66.13%) in the age range 15-64 years.
48 050 800 people (14.88%) over 65 years old.

186. In this country, approximately 4 033 000 children (1.2% of the population) are born every year, and about 2 630 000 people die (0.8% of the population).

Autor: Sara19

187. The lowest located place in the country is the Death Valley – 86 m.p.p.

Autor: Klemens

188. On June 20, 2007, a lightning of 320 km was registered in Oklahoma.

189. In 2015, up to 34% of fatal accidents were caused by people driving under the influence of alcohol.

Autor: Lutra

190. The majority of world champions in boxing come from this country – 590.

Autor: Liliana

191. One of the greatest musical hits of all time, the song “You got it” Roy Orbison managed to sing live once. Two days later he died of a heart attack.

192. The percentage share in the global economy of the United States in 2015 is 23.32% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%).

Autor: Setar

193. Las Vegas opened the world’s first sandpit for adults in which you can play with real, professional construction equipment. Bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks are available.

Autor: Renata

194. On average, an American consumes 100 lutes of water a day.

195. Only 38% of roads in the United States are considered “good”. It is too expensive to keep everyone in decent condition.

Autor: Milan

196. In this country, a person of 6 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

197. There are 4110000 square kilometers of agricultural land in the United States (45% of the country).

198. 888 people in 1000 possess firearms.

199. Alma is the highest located city in the country.

200. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1920.

201. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 5 days.

202. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

203. The work week is 40 hours.

Autor: Statyk

204. 80% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

205. 3030000 km2 of the country is covered by forests (33.1%)

206. In 2016, death penalty was imposed on more than 20 people.

Autor: Statyk

207. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 37%, and for companies 21% (2018).

208. The tax on goods and services is 0% (2018).

209. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.9%.

Autor: Fan%

210. The United States has 8133500 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Autor: Vinamra

211. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is $3,610.

Autor: Daria

212. Central Park in New York is bigger than Monaco (Central Park – 3.41 km2, Monaco 2.02 km2).

Autor: Kosiuu 

213. Jeff Bezos in 2018 raised over $112,000,000,000. He overtook Bill Gates by more than 20 billion, becoming the richest man in the world.

214. The richest woman in 2018 is Alice Walton (head of Walmart). She accumulated $46,000,000,000.

Autor: $$$NaBogato$$$

215. The Americans are building the largest rocket – Delta IV Heavy. It is to be about 77 meters long, 5 meters in diameter and weigh over 700 tonnes. Her task is to explore the Sun.

216. At the auction in New York, for the first time 435 thousand dollars, the first painting painted by artificial intelligence was sold. He presented a man with a vague face dressed in the style of about the seventeenth century.

217. Alaska is located one of the fastest moving submarine jumps (5cm per year).

Autor: Bartek

218. In 2018, American scientists discovered the most distant star. There is 9.3 billion light years from Earth (100 times farther from the earlier known). Icarus was named.

219. In Colorado in the United States, there is the most accurate atomic clock in the world. It’s one-second-delay once every 15 billion years.

Autor: Mika

What is the highest peak in the United States?
The highest peak in the United States is Denali (McKinley) (6194 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in the United States?
The largest river in the United States is Mississippi, 3,778 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in the United States?
The largest lake in the United States is Michigan.

answer: Marta

What is the national dish?
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Which United States has national colors?
National colors: red, white and blue.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is Bourbon, beer and wine.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is an American bald eagle.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
National sport is baseball and football.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders the United States?
The United States borders with such countries as: Canada 8 893 km, Mexico 3 141 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 37.8 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage amounts to USD 7.25 per hour (data from 2009).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in the United States?
The population density is 35 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “We trust God.”

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 56.7 ° C was measured in California.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -62.1 ° C was measured in Alaska.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 21.

answer: Marta