Quick Info

  • Capital: Washington
  • Language: English.
  • Currency: Dollar ($) = 100 cents.
  • People: European descent including Hispanic (84%), African descent (12%), Native American (1%), Chinese.
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 74.89, Female: 80.67.
  • Religion: Protestant (61%), Roman Catholic (25%), Jewish and other faiths.
  • Size (sq Km): 9.8 million
  • Population: 294.8 million
  • Population Density per Km: 30
  • Country Dialling Code: 1
  • Time Zone: GMT Spans six time zones, from -5 (east coast) to -10 (Hawaii).
  • Voltage Guide: 110/120 AC, 60 Hz.
  • Finance: Credit cards widely accepted, cheques less so.
  • Business Hours: 0900-1730 Mon-Friday.
  • Personal Safety: Safe, despite high levels of violent crime and murder.
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