United States of America, the melting pot of all culture is a federal constitution republic. It is composed of 50 states with Washington as the capital district and one federal district. The country lies between the Atlantic Ocean to its right and the Pacific Ocean to its left. Above the country, it is bordered by Canada and below it is Mexico. Other states such as Hawaii lies in the mid-Pacific and other territories are located in the Caribbean.
The name United States of America was referred to the country after the ratification of the thirteenth amendment of the United States Constitution. But prior to having that name, it was actually called “America” in 1507 by German cartographer Martin Walseemüller after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Another popular name for the US is Columbia, which was derived from the name of Christopher Columbus.
The country’s land area is about 3.79 million square miles, with an approximately 309 million people. It is actually the third largest country by land area and population. Its cultural diversity can be attributed to the large scale of immigration during the 20th century. In terms of national economy, it is largest in the world with an estimated GDP of US$14.4 trillion dollars as of 2008. The people of America is composed of the Native Americans and Alaskan Natives which are of Asian origins, the British, Spanish, Italians, Greeks, Germans and Polish are from the European lands, the immigrants from the Soviet Union and the others who are indigenous.