The U.S. consists of fifty states covering a great swath of North America, with Alaska in the north-west and Hawaii stretching the nation’s total area into the Pacific Ocean. The official name of United States is the United States of America. The country’s capital is Washington, D. C. and New York City is the largest city in the country. The most important Atlantic Coast cities are New York which is a global finance and culture centre, and the capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is popular for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles’ Hollywood is well known for filmmaking.
The total land area of US is 9.8 million square kilometres with a population of over 324 million people. The United States of America was declared Independent on July 4, 1776. The United States is the fourth largest country in the world by land area and the third most populous country in the world. The economy of the United States is the largest in the world.
The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers combine to form the longest river system in the US and the fourth longest in the world. The tallest mountain in the US is Mt McKinley, located in the state of Alaska it reaches 20,320 ft (6,194 m) above sea level. The most populated city in the US is New York City, followed by Los Angeles and Chicago. English is the most commonly spoken language in the US, followed by Spanish. The most popular team sports in the US are American football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey.
US educational institutions place great significance on diversity, meaning classes will include students of all ages, religions, and countries of origin. The United States of America offers quality education and unique curriculum. International students in the US can work in a job on campus up to 20 hours a week.
The world’s leading study destination for international students, the US boasts over 150 leading universities in the QS World University Rankings®.