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United States Travel Guide

by our United States expert Paul Baderman
 
Paul BadermanThe USA is so all-pervasive in today’s world that it can be a shock to recall how new it is. Native American roots go deep into history but “We the People of the United States” was written down only just over 200 years ago. And in two centuries, that People has built and rebuilt the most dynamic civilisation yet seen. Take New York; world-recognised icons like the Statue of Liberty abound … while famous arena, Madison Square Gardens, is already in its fourth incarnation. Up the coast to Boston, launch point for the War of Independence, with its Freedom Trail that you can actually walk. Follow the gold rush to California for a laid-back society, the Golden Gate, and where only Americans could turn a grim prison (Alcatraz) into a tourist attraction. Look in on federal capital Washington to glimpse the White House’s incumbent … then detour to Mount Rushmore, to see former Presidents in granite. The US is a country of great cities; ‘old’ Philadelphia and modern Chicago with its Sears Tower – longtime ‘tallest building’. And we still haven’t mentioned the natural world of the Rockies, Grand Canyon, the Everglades, the deserts, the…

United States Facts

National Flag: American Flag
Language(s): English
Spanish
Cajun French
Hawaiian
Currency: US Dollar
Capital city: Washington, D.C.
Total Area: 9,629,000 km2
Population: 304,909,000
Dialling Code: +1
Time Zones: Aleutian : GMT - 10
Hawaii : GMT - 10
Alaska : GMT - 9
Pacific : GMT - 8
Mountain : GMT - 7
Arizona : GMT - 6
Central : GMT - 5
Eastern : GMT - 5
Indiana East : GMT - 5


FCO Travel Advice for the USA

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