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: Miami
On arrival sic transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Miami
Morning proceed on Hop-On & Hop-Off City Tour. Thoughtfully designed route features the very best of Miami sightseeing. During this 3 hour loop you will enjoy attractions, art, architecture, museums, shopping and dining opportunities at every stop. The beach and city loops will take you to every must- see district and neighbourhood. The main hubs are South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove and Miami International Airport. From hip to historical, from public art to Art Deco – this entertaining tour introduces you to the “magic city” with facts and fun.
Day 03: Miami
Morning at leisure, afternoon checkout of hotel and sic transfer to airport to connect flight to onward destination.