Official name: The United States of America
Status: A federal republic, an union of 50 states
Area: 9,364,000 squ. km.
Population: about 250 mln. people (2006)
Capital: Washington, D.C.
The 50 stars white on the blue field represent the 50 States and the 13 stripes represent the 13 original English colonies.
George Washington was the first American President and his name was given to the capital of the young nation.
George Washington, “the father
of his country”.
He was an example of bravery and
approved the fight against slavery.
General Henry Li wrote : “Washington
was first in war, first in peace and
first in the hearts of his countrymen”.
It is situated in the central part of the North American Continent. It also includes Alaska and Hawaii. The USA borders on Canada in the north and on Mexico on the south. The total area of the country is more than nine million square kilometers.
The United States of America is the fourth largest country in the world (after Russia, Canada and China). It is situated in the central part of the North American Continent. It also includes Alaska and Hawaii. The USA borders on Canada in the north and on Mexico in the south. The total area of the country is more than nine million square kilometers. It is washed by the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico in the east. Washington DC (District of Columbia) is the capital of the country and the seat of the government.
the National Gallery of Art
It is interesting to know that the Capitol is the highest building in Washington. There is a law not to build houses higher than the Capitol. No building in the city may be more than 40 meters high.
There are no sky-scrapes in Washington.
The figure shows a young woman. She holds a tour in her right hand above her head and a tablet with the date “July 4th, 1776” in her left hand.