Introduction

Summary

One of the OECD countries. There are 50 states in the Union, including Alaska and Hawaii. Member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Cities

Capital: Washington DC

Principal Ports

Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Jacksonville, New York, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Port Everglades, Savannah, Wilmington.

Population

326.9 million

International Country Code

US

Language(s)

English

Religion

Christian, Catholic

Literacy Rate

99%

Weights and Measures

Imperial standards (old UK system) are used, with the following differences: US Short Ton = 2000 lbs. (2240 lbs. = Long Ton). US Cwt. = 100 lbs. (112 lbs = Long Cwt.). US Gallon = 0.83267 Imperial Gallon. US Bushel = 0.9687 Imperial Bushel.

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