The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles’ Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.
The current population of the USA is estimated at over 330m people and is equivalent to 4.25% of the world population. Climate is seasonal depending on where in the country you are visiting although State-wide averages of annual temperatures range from a high of 70.7 degrees Fahrenheit (21.5 degrees Celsius) in Florida to a low of 26.6 °F (-3.0 °C) in Alaska.
The United States is a federal constitutional republic, in which the President of the United States (the head of state and head of government), Congress, and judiciary share powers reserved to the national government, and the federal government shares sovereignty with the state governments. Elections are held every 4 years.
The US remains one of the largest economies in the world, with an estimated GDP of over 21 Trillion Dollars. Industries that lead the way in the US are computers, pharmaceuticals, and medical, aerospace, and military equipment, with important sectors such as Manufacturing, Finance, Insurance, Educational, Professional and Business Services making a considerable contribution.
Foreign Direct Investments inflows in 2018 amounted to USD 251.8, The country remains a top destination for FDI due to its large consumer base, a predictable and transparent justice system, a productive workforce, a highly developed infrastructure and a business environment that fosters innovation.