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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

USA
IS A COUNTRY COMPRISING 50 STATES , A FEDERAL
DISTRICT, FIVE MAJOR SELF-GOVERNING TERITORIES AND
VARIOUS POSSESIONS . AT 9.8 MILLION KM 2 IT IS THE
WORLD ‘S THIRD LARGEST COUNTRY BY TOTAL AREA AND IS
SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN THE ENTIRE CONTINENT OF
EUROPE . MOST OF THE COUNTRY IS LOCATED IN CENTRAL
NORTH AMERICA BETWEEN CANADA AND MEXICO . WITH
AN ESTIMATED POPULATION OF OVER 327 MILLION
PEOPLE , THE U.S. IS THE THIRD MOST POPULOUS
COUNTRY . THE CAPITAL IS WASHINGTON , D.C. , AND THE
MOST POPULOUS CITY IS NEW YORK CITY.
THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES CONSISTS OF 13 EQUAL
HORIZONTAL STRIPES OF RED ALTERNATING WITH WHITE ,
WITH A BLUE RECTANGLE IN THE CORNER WITH 50 SMALL
WHITE STARS . THE 50 STARS ON THE FLAG REPRESENT THE
50 STATES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND 13
STRIPES REPRESENT THE 13 BRITISH COLONIES THAT
DECLARED INDEPENDENCE FROM THE KINGDOM OF GREAT
BRITAIN . NICKNAMES FOR THE FLAG INCLUDE THE STARS
AND STRIPES , OLD GLORY AND THE STAR SPANGLED
BANNER.

FROM THE TROPICAL ISLANDS OF HAWAII TO THE DESERT


LANDSCAPES OF THE GRAND CANYON , AS WELL AS
MOUNTAINS AND FORESTS , YOU’LL NEVER BE STUCK FOR
OUTDOOR PURSUITS IN AMERICA . THEN THERE ARE ITS
MULTICULTURAL , GLOBALCITIES SUCH AS CHICAGO AND
NEW YORK CITY – THE USA IS AN ENDLESSLY FASCINATING
PLACE TO DISCOVER .
TIMES SQUARE IS A MAJOR COMERCIAL INTERSECTION ,
TOURIST DESTINATION , ENTERTAINMENT CENTER IN THE
MIDTOWN MANHATTAN SECTION OF NEW YORK CITY . IT
STRETCHES FROM WEST 42ND TO WEST 47TH STREETS .
ELLIS ISLAND IS A FEDERALLY OWNED ISLAND IN NEW YORK
HARBOR , WITHIN THE STATES OF NEW YORK AND NEW
JERSEY . IT CONTAINS A MUSEUM AND FORMER
IMMIGRATION INSPECTION STATION OF THE SAME NAME.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK IS LOCATED MOSTLY IN


WYOMING, WITH SMALL SECTIONS IN MONTANA AND
IDAHO . IT WAS ESTABLISHED ON MARCH 1 1872 .THE PARK
IS KNOWN FOR ITS WILDLIFE AND ITS MANY GEOTHERMAL
FEATURES , ESPECIALLY OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER ONE OF ITS
MOST POPULAR FEATURES.
THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE IS A SUSPENSION BRIDGE
SPANNING THE GOLDEN GATE , THE 1,6 KM WIDE
CONNNECTING SAN FRANCISCO PENNISULA AND THE
PACIFIC OCEAN . IT HAS BEEN DECLARED ONE OF THE
WONDERS OF THE MODERN WORLD BY THE AMERICAN
SOCIETY OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERS .
CHICAGO , ON LAKE MICHIGAN IN ILLINOIS , IS AMONG THE
LARGEST CITIES IN THE U.S. FAMED FOR ITS BOLD
ARCHITECTURE , IT HAS A SKYLINE PUNCTUATED BY
SKYSCRAPERS SUCH AS THE ICONIC JOHN HANCOCK
CENTER , WILLIS TOWER AND TRIBUNE TOWER . THE CITY IS
ALSO RENOWNED FOR ITS MUSEUMS.

THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL , OFTEN CALLED THE CAPITOL


BUILDING , IS THE HOME OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS
AND THE SEAT OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF THE U.S.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT . IT IS LOCATED ON CAPITOL HILL AT
THE EASTERN END OF THE NATIONAL MALL IN
WASHINGTON D.C.
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IA A COLLOSAL NEOCLASSICAL
SCULPTURE ON LIBERTY ISLAND IN NEW YORK HARBOR .
THE COPPER STATUE IS A GIFT FROM THE PEOPLE OF
FRANCE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES .THE
STATUE BECAME AN ICON OF FREEDOM AND OF THE
UNITED STATES AND THE TOURISM DESTINATION . IT IS A
WELCOMING SIGHT TO IMMIGRANTS ARRIVING FROM
ABROAD .