Country: the United States of America
is, as the name indicates, a Union or Federation of States
in the continent of North America. The capital city is Washington,
D. C. At present, there are 50 States plus the District of
Columbia included in the Union.
America was colonised from the 16th century by Spain,
England, the Netherlands, Sweden, France and Russia. The history
of the independent Union goes back to 1776 when the USA declared
their independence. It is worthy of note that before that
the numerous tribes of native American Indians occupied the
The land area of the contiguous United States is approximately
1.9 billion acres. Here are living 307,212,123 people (2009).
The majority of Americans (76%) identify themselves as Christians.
Non-Christian religions (including Judaism, Buddhism, Islam,
and Hinduism), collectively make up about 4% to 5% of the
adult population. Another 15% of the adult population identifies
as having no religious belief or no religious affiliation.