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United States Facts

  • Country Name: The United States of America
  • Continent: North America
  • Capital City: Washington, DC
  • Primary Language: English
  • Population: 327.2 million (2018, US Census Bureau)
  • Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
  • GDP: $19.39 trillion (2017, World Bank)

16 USA Facts for Kids

  1. The United States of America is a country on the North American Continent.
  2. A native of the United States of America is called an American.
  3. The primary language spoken in the United States of America is English.
  4. The capital city of the United States of America is Washington, DC.
  5. The United States of America is a superpower state.
  6. In 2018, the US Census Bureau estimated the population of the United States of America was 327.2 million.
  7. The national currency in the United States of America is the United States dollar (USD).
  8. In 2017, the World Bank estimated the GDP for the United States of America was $19.39 trillion.
  9. In 2018, the IMF estimated that the United States of America had the 2nd highest GDP (PPP) in the world.
  10. The government in the United States of America is a Federal presidential constitutional republic.
  11. The United States of America declared independence from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776.
  12. The country of the United States of America covers over 3.7 million square miles.
  13. The United States of America borders Canada and Mexico.
  14. The highest point in the United States of America is the Denali Mountain at 20,310 feet (6,190 meters).
  15. The largest lake in the United States of America is Lake Superior, over 22,000 square miles.
  16. The longest river in the United States of America is the Mississippi River, which is 2,341 miles (3,767 kilometers) long.

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