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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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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the first Sunday in November.

2. During his visit to Poland in 2011, Barack Obama received “The Witcher 2” as a gift from Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

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

4. 30.8% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

5. Over 265 043 000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (822 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

6. 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 tons. Its task is to study the sun.

7. At the auction in New York for $ 435 thousand, the first picture painted by artificial intelligence was sold. He depicted a man with a blurred face dressed in a style from around the 17th century.

8. Off the coast of Alaska is one of the fastest moving undersea faults (5cm per year).

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

10. The United States has no official state religion.

11. There are over 7,740 buildings in New York with a height exceeding 35 meters.

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

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

14. Former gang members entering a new good way of life can apply for big discounts on tattoo removal.

15. Over 41 million Americans are not insured.

16. The top-level national domain is .us . There are over 1 757 720 websites with this extension.

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

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

19. In the United States, more than 2.3 million people are imprisoned in prison.

20. The 10-meter Marylin Monroe statue is located in downtown Chicago. On rainy days, tourists hide under her rolled dress.

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

22. In New York, Grand Central Station has a higher level of radioactive radiation than nuclear power plants. The reason for this is the large amount of granite that was used to build the station.

23. In 2015, as many as 34% of fatal accidents were caused by people driving under the influence of alcohol.

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

25. In this country there are more than 6 586 610 km of paved roads including over 77,017 km of express roads (10.25% of all roads in the world).

26. The country has 13 513 airports, 5 054 with paved surface.

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

28. There are subway lines in 12 cities in the United States (Atlanta, Beltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Juan and Washington).

29. There is a 422 km (455 station) subway line in New York. About 1.8 billion people use it annually.

30. In 2018, American scientists discovered the furthest star. It is 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth (100 times further than the previous one). It was called Icarus.

31. Colorado has the most accurate atomic clock in the world in the United States. He is 1 second late every 15 billion years.

32. On average, American uses 100 lbs of water a day.

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

34. Nowadays, you can even buy iPods in some slot machines.

35. Fishing vending machines are popular in this country. You can buy live bait with hooks and fishing lines in them.

36. Cannabis vending machines have appeared in California (for medicinal purposes 🙂

37. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 12.6 Mb / s, and the maximum is 57.3 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

38. New York is spoken in over 800 languages, which makes this city the most diverse language in the world.

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

40. There are approximately 5,600 high-rise buildings in New York, including 50 over 200-meter high.

41. It has been calculated that, statistically, the American spends more than 8 months throughout his life standing on a red light.

42. American Ignacio Marc Asperas patented the method of building a snowman from snow.

43. The country has 130,000 weapon stores.

44. Kazimierz Pułaski and Tadeusz Kościuszko are American national heroes.

45. On May 3, 1999, in Oklahoma City, during a tornado, the wind was blowing at a speed of about 484 km / h.

46. Full name of the country – United States of America.

47. Political system – presidential republic.

48. Nearly 12 million crimes a year occur in the United States.

49. The world’s first adult sandpit has opened in Las Vegas, where you can play with real, professional construction equipment. Bulldozers, excavators and dump trucks are available.

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

51. There are over 77 thousand km of highways in the United States.

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

53. This is the homeland of self-service vending machines. The first was built at the New York station in 1888 and one could buy chewing gum in it.

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

55. More than 1.5 billion trees are planted annually in the United States.

56. Asbestos dust rising from the debris of collapsed WTC towers has caused many cancers. It is believed that this could have killed more people than the coup itself.

57. According to the latest research, almost half of all Americans admit that they do not understand the content of the leaflets that they add to their medications.

58. Detroit is the largest city in the United States that has gone bankrupt. The current debt is over USD 20 billion.

59. Some highways have as many as 9 lanes in one direction.


Geography in United States of America

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

2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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.

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

12. 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.

13. The country is 30 times larger than Poland.

14. The longest river is Mississippi, 3,778 km.

15. The highest peak is McKinley, 6 194 m above sea level.

16. Under the Yellowstone Park there is active superwulakan.

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

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

19. 3030000 km2 of the country is covered by forests (33.1%)

20. 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.

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

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

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

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

25. 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,

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

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

220. The nearest capital in a straight line from Washington is Nassau (Bahamas) – 358 km.

221. The farthest capital in a straight line from Washington is Jakarta (Indonesia) – 16356 km.


Finance in United States of America

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 18 286 690 000 000 (78 267 033 200 000 PLN),
– in 2018 it is $ 19,391,000,000,000 (PLN 82 993 480,000,000).

8. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of year was 103% of GDP, which is about: $ 18 835 290 700 000 (PLN 80 615 044 196 000),
2018 was 105% GDP, i.e. around: $ 20 360 550 000 000 (PLN 87 143 154 000 000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 63,128 (PLN 270,190).

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

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

11. 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).

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

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


Law in United States of America

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

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

3. 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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Education in United States of America

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. The average IQ level is 98.

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


Work in United States of America

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

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

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

4. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 3.9% .

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

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

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

8. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in United States of America

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1. 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.

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

3. 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.

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

5. 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.

6. 432 Park Avenue in New York, 425,5 meters high, is currently the tallest residential building in the world.

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

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

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

10. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18. 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.

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

20. 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.

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

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

23. 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.

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

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

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

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

28. The longest river is Mississippi, 3,778 km.

29. The highest peak is McKinley, 6 194 m above sea level.

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

31. 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.

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

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

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

35. 22% of teenagers get pregnant (the highest percentage in the world).

36. In this country diagnosed the most mental disorders.

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

38. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

45. 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.

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

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

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


Army in United States of America

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

2. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 1 place,
2018 > year – 1 place.

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

4. Number of equipment:
2014 year – 8300 tanks, 25,000 > armored vehicles, 13,000 jet aircraft and 6,000 helicopters,
2018 year – 5880 tanks, 38820 armored vehicles, 13360 jet aircraft and 5758 helicopters.

5. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 2,400,000,000 (PLN 10,272,000,000),
2018 year – $ 647,000,000,000 (PLN 2,769,160,000,000).

6. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 3 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 3 ships.

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


Society in United States of America

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1. 545 Americans have accumulated assets greater than a billion dollars.

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

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

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

5. 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.

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

7. The average IQ level is 98.

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

9. 33% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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

11. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.9 children.

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

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

14. The population density is 34 people / km².

15. 78% of Americans described themselves as Christians.

17. 357 US citizens received the Nobel Prize.

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

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

20. In this country there are about:
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.

21. 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).

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

23. 888 people in 1000 possess firearms.

24. 80% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

25. Over 66% of Americans suffer from obesity.

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

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

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

29. 22% of teenagers get pregnant (the highest percentage in the world).

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

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


Symbols of United States of America

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

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

3. The national tree is oak.

4. The national animal is an American bald eagle.

5. 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-.

6. Motto of the country – “We trust in God”.

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


Sport in United States of America

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


History of United States of America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on July 4, 1776.

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

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

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

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

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

18. 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,

19. 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.

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

21. 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.


Language in United States of America

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

2. 30% of California residents consider Spanish as their native language.

3. Hawaiian language consists of only 12 letters.


Answers

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


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.”

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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