Introduction

The United States is a great and fantastic travel destination where the possibilities are enormous and almost endless. It is also a country with great variation in both culture and nature, and this is experienced in the 48 states from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast and in the remote states of Alaska and Hawaii.

New York has been the gateway to the United States for many settlers and tourists, and it is also the city many visit as the first in the United States. New York is tall, big and exuberant, and everywhere you meet new things 24/7. Similar great moments can be enjoyed in many of the country's other big cities as i.e. Chicago, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The east coast from political-cultural New England and Washington to laid-back and tropical Miami has almost everything to offer. Big cities, beautiful scenery, historical sites and some of the world's finest museums which are located in Washington with the Smithsonian Institution.

Throughout the country, the Midwest and the Rocky Mountains, you reach the Pacific Ocean with fashionable Los Angeles and the beautifully located San Francisco. Before then, there are national parks such as the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone to experience. Not to forget the rainforests and volcanos of The Pacific Northwest, the Great State of Alaska and Pacific dreams in Hawaiian Islands.

Biggest cities
  • New York: 20,182,305
  • Los Angeles: 13,340,068
  • Chicago: 9,551,031
  • Dallas-Fort Worth: 7,102,796
  • Houston: 6,656,947
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Holidays
  • January 1: New Years Day
  • Monday, January 3rd: Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Monday, February 3: Presidents Day
  • Last Monday in May: Memorial Day
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • 1st Monday in September: Labor Day
  • 2nd Monday in October: Columbus Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day
  • 4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving
  • December 25: Christmas Day
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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Practical info
  • Official Name: United States of America
  • Capital: Washington DC
  • National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner
  • Language: English
  • Population (2017): 327,167,434
  • Primary religion: Christianity
  • Currency: Dollar (USD)
  • Drives in: Right side
  • Domain: ..us, .com
  • Phone code: +1
  • Time Zone: EST (UTC-5), CST (UTC-6), MST (UTC-7), PST (UTC-8), AKST (UTC-9), HST (UTC-10)
  • Power and plugs: 120 V / 60 Hz, connector type A, B
Geography
  • Area: 9,833,520 km² / 3,796,743 sq mi
  • Highest point: Denali 6,194 m / 20,322 feet
  • Longest river: Missouri 3,768 km / 2,341 mi
  • Largest lake: Lake Superior 82,100 km² / 31,699 sq mi
  • Largest island: Hawai'i 10,433 km² / 4,028 sq mi
  • Boundaries: North: Canada, Arctic Ocean, Beaufort Sea. South: Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of Alaska. East: Atlantic Ocean. West: Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea.
Celebrities
  • Pocahontas: Indians, 1595-1617
  • Benjamin Franklin: Scientist, 1706-1790
  • George Washington: President, 1732-1799
  • John Adams: President, 1735-1826
  • Thomas Jefferson: President, 1743-1826
  • Jefferson Davis: President, 1807-1889
  • Robert E. Lee: General, 1807-1870
  • Abraham Lincoln: President, 1809-1865
  • Harriet Stowe: Author, 1811-1896
  • Emily Dickinson: Poet, 1830-1886
  • John S. Pemberton: Pharmacist, 1831-1888
  • Mark Twain: Author, 1835-1910
  • John Morgan: Financeman, 1837-1913
  • George A. Custer: Officer, 1839-1876
  • Sitting Bull: Chief, 1831-1890
  • John D. Rockefeller: Magnate, 1839-1937
  • Thomas Edison: Inventor, 1847-1931
  • Henry Ford: Industrialist, 1863-1947
  • Jack London: Author, 1876-1916
  • Douglas MacArthur: General, 1880-1964
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: Præsident, 1882-1945
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: Forkæmper, 1884-1962
  • Harry Truman: Præsident, 1884-1972
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower: General og præsident, 1890-1969
  • Oliver Hardy: Skuespiller, 1892-1957
  • J. Edgar Hoover: FBI-chef, 1895-1972
  • Babe Ruth: Baseballspiller, 1895-1948
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald: Forfatter, 1896-1940
  • Amelia Earhart: Pilot, 1897-1937
  • Ernest Hemingway: Forfatter, 1899-1961
  • Duke Ellington: Musiker, 1899-1974
  • Walt Disney: Animator, 1901-1966
  • Louis Armstrong: Musiker, 1901-1971
  • Carl Barks: Animator, 1901-2000
  • Charles Lindbergh: Pilot, 1902-1974
  • Ray Kroc: Forretningsmand, 1902-1994
  • Howard Hughes: Forretningsmand, 1905-1976
  • John Wayne: Skuespiller, 1907-1979
  • Katharine Hepburn: Skuespiller, 1907-2003
  • Ronald Reagan: Præsident, 1911-2004
  • Richard Nixon: Præsident, 1913-1994
  • Joe DiMaggio: Baseballspiller, 1914-1999
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Præsident, 1917-1963
  • Billy Graham: Præst, 1918-2018
  • Sam Walton: Forretningsmand, 1918-1992
  • Marilyn Monroe: Skuespiller, 1926-1962
  • Martin Luther King: Præst, 1929-1968
  • Neil Armstrong: Astronaut, 1930-2012
  • Clint Eastwood: Skuespiller, 1930-
  • Johnny Cash: Musiker, 1932-2003
  • Anders And: And, 1934-
  • Elvis Presley: Musiker, 1935-1977
  • Jack Nicholson: Skuespiller, 1937-
  • Kenny Rogers: Sanger, 1938-
  • Jack Niklaus: Golfspiller, 1940-
  • Neil Diamond: Sanger, 1941-
  • Barbra Streisand: Sanger, 1942-
  • Billie Jean King: Tennisspiller, 1943-
  • Donald Trump: Forretningsmand og præsident, 1946-
  • Dolly Parton: Sanger, 1946-
  • Steven Tyler: Sanger, 1948-
  • Meryl Streep: Skuespiller, 1949-
  • Billy Joel: Musiker, 1949-
  • Bruce Springsteen: Musician, 1949-
  • John Travolta: Actor, 1954-
  • Bill Gates: Programmer, 1955-
  • Joe Montana: Football Player, 1956-
  • Michael Jackson: Singer, 1958-2009
  • Carl Lewis: Sprinter, 1961-
  • Tom Cruise: Actor, 1962-
  • Garth Brooks: Singer, 1962-
  • Michael Jordan: Basketball Player, 1963-
  • Sandra Bullock: Actor, 1964-
  • Robert Downey Jr.: Actor, 1965-
  • Jennifer Aniston: Actor, 1969-
  • Mariah Carey: Singer, 1969-
  • Leonardo DiCaprio: Actor, 1974-