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United States Travel Guide

INTRODUCTION

The United States of America is located in North America. The country is a federal republic and shares land borders with Canada and Mexico. Laterally, the United States extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Washington, DC.

The United States of America is one of the largest countries in the world, both in population and geographic area, and is currently considered the world's foremost political power.

States include:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

HISTORY

The United States of America was formed after 13 of Britain's American colonies staged a revolution in 1776. The former colonies were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded its territory westward. This period of growth proved tumultuous for the young nation, and events like the American Civil War (1861-1865) and the Great Depression (1929-1933) are still regarded as some of the most traumatic experiences in the nation's history. Currently, the United States remains one of the most powerful nations in the world. A status cemented by victories in World Wars I and II and by the end of Cold War in 1991.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Capital: Washington D.C.

Power: 120 V, 60 Hz

Languages: The United States has no official language, but English is the first language of most Americans. Spanish is the second most widely spoken language.

Climate: The United States covers a large land area, and a vast range of climates. For this reason, travellers would be well-advised to look up weather forecasts for the specific location they plan on visiting. The summer months are generally warm, and winters are cold in all but the southernmost states. These tendencies again depend on the specific destination, so check before you go.

Currency: U.S. Dollar

Time Zone: DST -0400 UTC

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