The U.S Overview
- The United States of America (often referred to as the USA, or simply the US) is the world”s third largest country in size (after Russia and Canada) and the third largest in terms of population (after China and India).
- Located in North America, the country is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Along the northern border is Canada, and along the southern border is Mexico. There are 50 states and the District of Columbia.
- Throughout its history, the United States has been a nation of immigrants. The population is diverse with people from all over the world seeking refuge and a better way of life. The country is divided into six regions – New England, the mid-Atlantic, the South, the Midwest, the Southwest and the West.
- Advances in the past hundred years have established America as a world leader economically, militarily and technologically. The USA’s important exports include petroleum products, aircraft, vehicle parts and medical equipment, and the country’s big imports include cars, industrial machinery, computers and crude oil.