The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the extreme Northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major cities include New York, a global finance and culture center, and Washington, DC, the capital, both on the Atlantic Coast; Los Angeles, famed for filmmaking, on the Pacific Coast; and the Midwestern metropolis Chicago.
Facts about the U.S.A.
Capital: Washington, D.C.
Independence Day: July 4, 1776
Motto: In God We Trust
National Bird: Bald Eagle
National Flower: Rose
National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner
Area (50 states and District of Columbia only): 9,631,418 sq km *Note: Area of China: 9,596,960 sq km Area of HK: 1,092 sq km
Comparative Size: About one-half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about one-half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; about two and one-half times the size of Western Europe.
Largest State: Alaska
Smallest State: Rhode Island
Largest Cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia,
Border Countries and Oceans: Canada, Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific San Diego, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix, San Antonio Ocean *Note: World's third-largest country by size (after Russia and Canada) and by population (after China and India); Mt. McKinley is highest point in North America and Death Valley the lowest point on the continent.
Population: 295,734,134 (July 2005 est.)
Languages: English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census)
Religions: Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10% (2002 est.)
Day 01: Buffalo/Niagara Falls - NY
On arrival sic transfer from Buffalo Airport to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Niagara Falls – NY :Maid Of the Mist Tour
Morning proceed on Niagara Falls Tour. See the best of the American side of the fall as you enjoy a boat ride, explore a cave, visit an island and much more! Tour includes admission to the Maid-of- the-Mist boat ride and the Cave of the Winds, which offers breathtaking views of the American Falls from the "Hurricane Deck". Tour also includes Prospect Point Observation Tower and the Thunder Theatre for a 4D movie presentation of "Legends of Niagara.".
Day 03: Niagara Falls – NY/Buffalo
Morning at leisure, afternoon checkout of hotel and sic transfer to Buffalo Airport to connect flight to onward destination.