The United States of America, also known as the United States or USA, is a country in America with a population of 331 million people. It is the most powerful country in the world and has the largest economy in the world

Country Profile

Population: 331 million
Land mass (square miles): 1,269,220
Capital city: Washington DC
Official languages: English and Spanish
Religion: Christianity
Currency: US Dollar ($)
Leader: Joe Biden

Physical geography

The United States shares borders with Canada and Mexico. Countries near to the United States include Cuba, the Bahama Islands, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

Plants and animals

There are a variety of plants and animals in the United States. In the northern states, there are forests and animals including bears and wild deer. In the southern states, there are multiple desert plants, including cacti.

An American Black Bear | Animals of the World



The US has one of the biggest technology industries in the world. Some of the biggest technology companies were founded in the USA, including device manufacturer Apple, search engine Google, software developer Microsoft and e-commerce website Amazon.

Most of the technology industry is based in Silicon Valley in California. Silicon Valley is home to many technology companies, including some of the ones listed above.

Google’s headquarters in California | By The Pancake of Heaven! – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikipedia
The Apple Park campus in California | By Arne Müseler /, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, Wikipedia


There are many tourist attractions across the USA. These include theme parks, historic buildings, famous cities and national parks. One of the major tourist attractions is New York City, home to many famous buildings and streets featured in Hollywood films. Other major tourist attractions include theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.

Mount Rushmore | By Thomas Wolf,, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikipedia


The US oil industry is one of the biggest in the world. Most of the oil industry is based in the southern and western parts of the US in states including Texas and California.


Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is a large green statue in New York of a woman holding a torch on fire.

The Statue of Liberty in New York | By User:Mcj1800 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikipedia

The White House

The White House is where the President, Vice-President and their family live and work.

The front of the White House | By Matt H. Wade – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikipedia

The White House started being built in 1792 in the new US capital, Washington D.C.

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a skyscraper in New York City built in the 1930s. Built in the Art Deco style, it was and still is a very popular New York skyscraper to visit.


Hollywood is an area in Los Angeles, California where a lot of US films and TV shows are made. It started being the home of film production as early as the 1920s.

The Hollywood sign | By Thomas Wolf,, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikipedia


Because of cultural differences between states and the country’s size, there is a federal political system.

A federal system is where a country is split into states, with each state having control over certain areas (such as education) and a central government having control over other areas (such as foreign policy).