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Population: 318,892,103 (2014), 316,668,567 (2013)
Land Area: 9,826,630 sq km
Natural Resources: Coal, copper, lead, molybdenum, phosphates, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, potash, silver, tungsten, zinc, petroleum, natural gas, timber
Capital: Washington, DC
Political System: Federal Republic
State Leader: Barack Obama (January 20th 2009)
Languages: English, Spanish
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Major Religions: Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, Other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, Other and Unspecified 2.5%, Unaffiliated 12.1%, None 4%
Major Ethnicities: Caucasian 79.96%, African 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian 0.97%, Hawaiin Islander 0.18%, Mixed 1.61%
Life Expectancy: 79.56 years (2014), 78.62 years (2013)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 16.72 trillion (2013), 15.68 trillion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 16.72 trillion (2013), 15.94 trillion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 52,800 (2013), 50,700 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 1.6% (2013), 2.2% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 1.1%, Industry 19.5%, Services 79.4% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Farming, forestry, fishing 0.7%, Manufacturing, transportation, and crafts 20.3%, Managerial, professional, and technical 37.3%, Sales and office 24.2%, Other Services 17.6% (2009)
Industries: Petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, mining
Agriculture Products: Wheat, corn, other grains, fruits, vegetables, cotton; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish;forestry products
Human Development Index: 0.914 (5th)(2014), 0.937 (3rd)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 112.780 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 7.3% (2013), 8.1% (2012)

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Army Size: 1 473 960 (2004)
Budget: 4.06% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


The United States of America are located in North America. They are bordered by Canada, Mexico and Russia. The United States' economy is the largest in the world. It is diversified in all sectors and has an abundant variety of natural resources. The United States houses some of the best known multi-national companies in the world. The United States is thought to be the source of the 2008 recession and as such it has been affected the most by it, with several bank failures, bail-outs and mergers.

(2014) The United States' economy continues to show strong growth following the global recession with the overall situation improving back to pre-recession levels.

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Updated on: January 3rd, 2015