The United States - data & facts
The USA consist of 50 states - 48 are the so-called "contiguous", "continental" or "lower" states. Alaska and Hawaii became the 49th resp. 50th state of the union.
In addition to the states there exist several areas with a special status: Washington D.C. and the US territories to which Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands belong.
9.809.125 qkm / 3,537,441 square miles
Population according Census 2010 (compare 2000). Numbers exclude Puerto Rico.
Capital CityWashington D.C.President
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United States Dollar (USD)
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago
Population Statistics USA
Flight Time to Europe
from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) - New York:
8.30 Std +- 30 min depending on aircraft type, weather, etc
from New York - Frankfurt/Main (Germany):
ca. 1 hr shorter
Time Zones / DST
There are 4 different time zones in the continental USA and additionally Alaska and Hawaii:
Time Zones & Daylight Saving Time (DST)in the USA
All States data in an overview
Data & Facts of the U.S. States
(e.g. Capital, Nickname, State Songs, Flag, etc.)
School / Vacation season
between March 11th and March 31th
Summer break: July and August; school kicks off during 1st week of September.
Last school day depends on school, county etc., but is usually mid of June.
Winter break: usually from dec 24th on for 7 to 10 days.
How (and when) to enroll in a school:
Contact the local school board, search for the website of the school district. Usually you have to enroll in the selected school until mid or end of June. That depends on the school.