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Interesting Fun Facts About The USA

August 2022

Many people travel to the USA for studies and short vacations. Each state of the USA is unique and has something special to offer. From national parks to the street of New Orleans, the United States boasts its culture and food diversity. Many international students as well as travelers who visit the USA take a road trip to explore the country. No matter what type of attraction you have an interest in, you will find everything that matches your style in the USA. From the tropical island of Hawaii to Grand Canyon's desert landscape including forests and mountains, the USA is a cultural force of the modern era. Apart from its overwhelming attraction, there are interesting facts that the USA has.

Interesting Fun Facts About The USA

Let us go through some interesting facts about the United States that you may or may not be aware of.

The world's 4th Longest River System is in the USA

The Missouri River is the 4th longest river in the USA. It flows for about 2,341 miles (3,767 kilometres) before emptying into the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis, Missouri. The river gets its water from Montana, which is at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The Mississippi River and Missouri River combine and turn out to be the 4th largest river system in the world.

The USA ranks number 1 for hosting International students

There are around 1.5 million international students in the USA out of 4.5 million international students in the world. The country’s prestigious institutes attract students from around the globe. Students always find subjects that suit their needs.

The United States is enormous

The United States is the world's third-largest country in terms of continent, nearly as large as the entire continent of Europe.

The United States is ranked 14th in the College Graduation rate

The USA ranks 14th among twenty-four member countries in terms of college completion, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Athletes of the highest level

The United States is the most prolific medal-winning nation in Olympic history. America's athletes have won 2629 medals at the Summer Olympics and 311 medals at the Winter Olympics. The United States won 1060 gold medals in the Summer Olympics out of 2629 total medals, and 105 gold medals in the Winter Olympics out of 311.

The United States has the world's largest economy

Since 1871, the United States has maintained its position as the world's largest economy. The USA is often called an economic powerhouse. The US economy is linked to the country's technological innovation, high consumer spending, massive population, and low unemployment rate.

27 Versions of American Flag

Since 1777, the flag was officially modified 26 times. The first flag had 13 stripes and 13 stars arranged in a circle. Both the stars and the stripes represented 13 colonies that declared independence from the Great Britain. Each new flag was the addition of new states. The 48-star flag stood for 47 years until the 49th version of the flag became official on 4th July 1959. Today it displays 50 stars that represent the 50 states of the United States of America.

Attractiveness to international tourism

After Spain and France, the United States is the third most popular tourist destination in the world. It serves millions of domestic and international tourists every year. Tourists visit the USA to see the historical landmarks, cities, natural wonders, and entertainment values. Tourism is among the three largest employers in 29 states. In 2018, the USA welcomed around 80 million tourists. New York is the top destination.

Climate Diversity

The United States is the only country that has all five climate zones: temperate, continental, tropical, dry, and polar.

The largest office space

The headquarters of the Department of Defence is known as The Pentagon. It is the world’s largest office building. It is about 6.5 million square feet of floor space of which 3.7 million square feet is used as an office. The headquarters was constructed during World War II. It was designed by the American architect George Bergstrom.

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