The United State of America commonly known as USA or United States or simply the States is a Federal Republic comprised of 50 states, 16 territories and a federal constituency. The phrase ‘United States of America’ was an anonymous written article which was first openly published by Virginia Gazette in Williamsburg, Virginia on April 06, 1776. In 1777 the Article of Confederation announced, ‘The style of the Confederation shall be ‘The United States of America’.
The United States is considered as third or fourth largest by land and water area in the world with around 316 million people, after Russia & Canada and just above or below China. United States is known for its ethnically diverse and multicultural society wherein the product of large scales immigration across the world.
The United States is a developed country and has largest national economy of the world wherein 22% of the global GDP at purchasing power equivalence out of
estimated 2013 GDP of 16.2 trillion. In 2010 US per capita GDP was sixth highest in world.
American English is the de facto nationwide language even though there is no official language at a federal level. English is most commonly used language around 80% of the population wherein 12% speaks Spanish. Spanish is the second most common language apart from French, Chinese and many more.
The United States is the oldest surviving federation with constitutional republic and representative democracy. Legislative, executive and judicial are three self possessed branches of US federal government.
‘The Star Spangled Banner’ was a poem written by lawyer and recreational poet, Francis Scott Key in 1814 which was then recognized for official use by the Navy in 1889. President Woodrow Wilson raised congressional resolution in 1916 to declare ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ as national anthem on March 3, 1931 which was signed by President Herbert Hoover.
Baseball is the national sport of Americans and American football is the second most viewer sport. Basketball and ice hockey are the next two professional team sports of the country.