Flag description:<br /> 13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small,white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars; the 50 stars represent the 50 states, the 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies; known as Old Glory; the design and colors have been the basis for a number of other flags, including Chile, Liberia, Malaysia, and Puerto Rico<br />
Map of United States of America with State Names<br />
HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT U S A<br /><ul><li>In 1492, explorer Christopher Columbus, reached the shores of Caribbean islands.
In 1507, German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere "America" after Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci
The former British colonies first used the country's modern name in the Declaration of Independence, which was the "unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America" adopted by the "Representatives of the united States of America" on July 4, 1776</li></li></ul><li>HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT U S A<br /><ul><li>During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions.
The first president of United States of America was George Washington</li></li></ul><li>Name : United States Of America<br />Motto : In God We Trust<br />Capital: Washington, D.C.<br />IndependenceDay:July 4, 1776 <br />
Geographic Location :<br /> 38 00 N, 97 00 W<br />Area : Total 9,826,630 sq km<br />country comparison to the world: 9 <br />land: 9,161,923 sq km<br />water: 664,707 sq km<br />Population : 2009 estimate 306,751,000 (3rd4)<br />Currency: United States dollar ($)<br />
Government : Federal constitutional republic<br />President : BarackObama (D)<br />Vice President : Joe Biden (D)<br />Language :English with significant Spanish- speaking minorties (10.7%) <br /> Literacy : Total population: 99% <br /> Male: 99% Female: 99%<br /> (2003 estimate)<br />Largest city : New York City<br />
Politics of the United State :<br /><ul><li> The United States has operated under a two- party system for most of its history
The winner of the 2008 presidential election, Democrat BarackObama, is the 44th U.S. president and the first African American to hold the office</li></li></ul><li>National Bird: Bald Eagle<br />National Flower: Rose<br />Anthem: "The Star-Spangled Banner"<br />
ECONOMY<br />The US has the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world, with a per capita GDP of $48,000.<br />USA has a market-oriented economy, private individuals and business firms make most of the decisions, and the federal and state governments buy needed goods and services predominantly in the private marketplace.<br />The global economic downturn, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, investment bank failures, falling home prices, and tight credit pushed the United States into a recession by mid-2008.<br />