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U.S.A. facts & history in brief        U.S.A. Map

The United States of America, (USA), the world's fourth largest country, the central part of North America with Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and some small Pacific Ocean islands. Bordered by Canada , and Mexico and the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. The USA has many large tracks of fertile land modern agriculture, abundant natural resources and a large internal market including a wealth of mineral deposits, including coal, oil, gold, silver, lead, copper, iron ore, zinc, uranium, and phosphates. Diverse climatic differences allow agricultural diversity of crops of maize, wheat, soya beans, cotton, and tobacco. Fishing, forestry, and livestock are also substantial. Major exports are electrical goods, machinery, chemicals, motor vehicles, cereals, and aircraft.
The European colonisation began in the 17th century, mostly on the east coast by the British and French.
In 1763 the Treaty of Paris marked Britain's triumph.
The Concord in 1775 led to revolt and the proclamation of the separation of thirteen colonies from Britain, as the United States of America, in the Declaration of Independence 4 July 1776.
The War of Independence lasted until 1783. The Americans were assisted by France and Spain.
The Peace of Paris in 1783 recognised US independence.
The late 19th century marks the westward expansion of European settlement and the purchase of Alaska in 1867.
Participating in both world wars ended the USA isolation and became a Super Power.
After the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 US foreign policy has focused on the resolution of major regional disputes and providing UN military and peacekeeping operations around the world.

Capital is Washington DC.

Area is 9,529,063 km2.

Population over 260 million.

Official language is English.

In 2002, Hui Chin, my wife and I spent a few weeks traveling around the U.S.A.

We went to explore most of the larger cities, Alaska, Hawaii a many other attractive places.

We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay, except New York. (You can read our story at that page.

List of my photo pages in this series.



Beverly Hills




Chinatown, L.A.




Grand Canyon


Hoover Dam


Las Vegas

Little Mexico, L.A.

Little Tokyo, L.A.

Los Angeles


Miami Beach

New York


Niagara Falls

San Francisco




Universal Studios


Washington D.C.


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