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Information about the United States of America
 

Basic Data

  • The Capital
  • Cities
  • Climate
  • Currency
  • Flag
  • Elections
  • Families
  • Hispanic Population
  • Map
  • National Anthem
  • National Symbols
  • Native Americans
  • Political Map
  • Population Statistics
  • The Seal of the U.S.
  • Snapshot USA
  • The 50 States
  • Statistics
  • Tourist Information
  • Unincorporated Territories:

  • American Samoa
  • The Federated States of Micronesia
  • Guam
  • The Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • To Find...

  • Area Codes
  • Birth Certificates
  • Companies
  • e-mail
  • Embassies in Washington, DC
  • Fax Numbers
  • Hospitals
  • Lawyers in the U.S.
  • Mailing Instructions
  • Name, Address or Area Code
    if you have the telephone number
  • Telephone Numbers
  • Time Zones
  • U.S. Embassies
  • What Time it is in...
  • Where to Complain about Commercial Cases
  • Zip Codes
  • Holidays
  • Important Facts...

  • About the U.S. Government
  • About U.S. History
  • The capital is Washington, DC.
  • Daylight savings time begins the first Sunday in April and ends the last Sunday in October. During these months it is one hour earlier across the U.S.
  • The Department of State handles foreign relations.
  • The flag has 50 stars (one for each state) and 13 bars (one for each original colony). The colors are those of the British flag, which was used as the basis for the design. 
  • If You Want to Study in the United States
  • Mail sent to the U.S. must include the zip code; it will arrive sooner if the address is in capital letters, without any punctuationn and with certain official abbreviations.
  • The national anthem is The Star-Spangled Banner.