Key facts USA

331,9 Million (2021)


Washington D.C.

North America

United States Dollar USD$

The United States of America is a federation of 50 states. The United States is the third largest country in the world in population, after China and India. The US is also the third largest country in area, after Russia and Canada.

The US currency is the US Dollar ($). The United States is rich in minerals. The United States has about 20% of coal, 13% of petroleum, and 24% of natural gas reserves in the world. The oil is mainly extracted from the Gulf of Mexico, and in the states of Alaska and Texas. The main export products of the US are motor vehicles, aircraft, food, iron and steel products, electronic equipment, industrial and energy generating machines, chemical products and consumer goods. Major import products include ores and scrap metal, petroleum and petroleum products, machinery, transport equipment (especially cars) and office products.

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  • The Americans have a smooth and jovial way of doing business and quickly use each other's first names.
  • Americans literally sum up the saying 'time is money'.
  • Speak clear language. Indirect or vague answers can be interpreted as a sign of insincerity or mistrust; 'Tell it like it is'.
  • Humor is important, but do not make jokes about sensitive topics such as religion, politics and race.
  • Americans feel comfortable in conflict situations: 'take it or leave it'.
  • American entrepreneurs are often formally dressed. A suit for men and a ladies' suit is recommended       


  • The capital of the United States is Washington D.C.
  • With an area of ​​9,826,675 km², the US is the third largest country
  • The form of government is a constitutional republic with a presidential system.
  • GDP in 2021 amounted to 23.32 trillion USD
  • The largest cities in America are: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Phoenix.

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