The interesting facts about the US
In this article, we have chosen for you some interesting facts about one of the most powerful and developed countries.
Interesting facts about the US
- 1. The United States consist of 50 states. The smallest state (Rhode Island) total 4002 km2, and the greatest (Alaska) – 1,717,854 km2.
- 2. 63% of Americans can not find Iraq on a world map.
- 3. In the United States there is no approved language. The most common is the American version of English.
- 4. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper – an interesting fact.
- 5. Mauna Kea – is considered to be the highest mountain in the world! It is situated in Hawaii. The height of Mauna Kea just 4205 meters above sea level, but the measurement of the total height (from the bottom to the top) has shown that it is as much as 2000 meters higher than Mount Everest (8850).
- 6. An interesting fact: 13% of the US population believe that the sun revolves around the Earth.
- 7. Interesting fact: -57 ° C (Montana, January 20, 1954) – lowest temperature ever recorded in the US (not including Alaska). The highest temperature was recorded in California, July 10, 1913 and amounted to + 56 ° C.
- 8. 67% of the population are overweight.
- 9. Crater Lake National Park – the deepest in the United States. It is located in Oregon. depth of the lake is 589 meters.
- 10. At the moment, neither working nor looking for work for more than 8% of able-bodied Americans! This high unemployment rate is due to the huge public benefits.
- 11. Gerald Ford was the only person who served as president and vice-president, but has not been formally elected.
- 12. The United States has a population of over 314 million people.
- 13. 9 out of 10 Americans could not find Afghanistan on a map of Eurasia – an interesting fact.
- 14. United States GDP is over $ 15 trillion, while GDP per capita -. $ 48 thousand! For these two indicators of the USA ranks first in the world.
- 15. Every 8th couple met on the Internet!
- 16. Capital 1% richest Americans exceeds state combined 90% of the population!
- 17. Did you know that 50% of Americans collectively own only 2.5% of all US wealth.
- 18. Currently, only 51% of Americans are married! This is the lowest figure for the last 50 years. For example, in 1960, they were married in 72% of the US population – an interesting fact.
- 19. The sum of all loans for higher education exceeds $ 1 trillion.
- 20. One in seven Americans has more than 10 credit cards.
- 21. Every hour, the US national debt increased by $ 150 million.
- 22. The first theater in the US was opened in Los Angeles in 1902.
- 23. 40% of the population do not believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution.
- 24. Indiana – first illuminated by electricity in the city of the world.
- 25. Every day in the United States eat up 72 thousand km2 pizza!
- 26. The famous Statue of Liberty – a gift from France in 1884.
- 27. Harvard – the first US university. It was founded in 1636.
- 28. Women gained the right to vote only in 1920.
- 29. When an American turns 16 years of age, he is entitled to drive; at 18, he has the right to vote and to carry a gun; only 21 received the right to buy alcohol.
- 30. An interesting fact about the United States: George Washington’s false teeth were made of whale bone.
- 31. The largest office building in the world is the Pentagon.
- 32. In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered America to the Old World.
- 33. In 1918, the influenza epidemic killed 548,000 people in the US.
- 34. Santa Fe city was founded in 1610. He is considered as the oldest in the United States.
- 35. Daily average American uses 80 to 100 liters of water.
- 36. The first TVs appeared in New York in 1936 – an interesting fact.
- 37. Philadelphia was the first capital of the USA.
- 38. Montana lives 3 times more cattle than people!
- 39. In Nebraska, you can still see traces of the carriages 100 years ago!
- 40. The largest popcorn-factory is located in Iowa.
- 41. According to unofficial data, 90% of New York’s taxi drivers – immigrants.
- 42. Every year in the country runs more than 800 tornadoes!
- 43. Every day, US residents consume 150 million hot dogs.
- 44. The country has 556 officially recognized Indian tribes.
- 45. The average American spends in the room 90% of their free time.
The interesting facts about the US
An interesting and informative information about the most developed country in the world, on the United States. All material is presented in the form of facts.
Written by: inkas
Date Published: 04/27/2016