The United States of America

Capital Washington, D.C.

Population 323,947,000

Area 9,629,091 km2

Key facts

The United States of America is a country located in Northern America. There are 2 countries (Canada, Mexico) that The United States of America shares its borders with.

English is an official language in The United States of America. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to The United States of America.

The national currency in The United States of America is United States dollar (USD). The dollar ($) is subdivided into 100 cent (¢).

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 0.98 USD.

American
Banknotes

$1$5$10$20$50$1002$

American
Coins

10¢25¢$150¢

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in The United States of America is 236.07 Mbps and mobile is 130.35 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density The United States of America has more ATMs than most other countries.173.96 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in The United States of America without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in The United States of America. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.

Type A 120 V, 60 Hz  Type B 120 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, The United States of America will celebrate 10 national public holidays. Furthermore, there are 3 holidays that are only celebrated in certain parts of The United States of America. The next one Columbus Day will take place on October 10.

DateHoliday name
December 31, 2021New Year's DayNew Year's Day
January 17, 2022Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMartin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 21, 2022Washington's BirthdayPresidents Day
April 15, 2022Good FridayGood FridayRegional holiday
May 30, 2022Memorial DayMemorial Day
June 20, 2022JuneteenthJuneteenth
July 4, 2022Independence DayIndependence Day
September 5, 2022Labour DayLabor Day
October 10, 2022Columbus DayColumbus DayRegional holiday
November 11, 2022Veterans DayVeterans Day
November 24, 2022Thanksgiving DayThanksgiving Day
December 26, 2022Christmas DayChristmas Day

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in United States of America?

There are Mariott hotels in 42 cities.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in The United States of America.

The IHG hotel chain operates in The United States of America.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in The United States of America.

There are Radisson hotels in 449 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in The United States of America.

What fast food chains are present in United States of America?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in United States of America.

The McDonald's chain operates in The United States of America.

The KFC chain operates in The United States of America.

The Burger King chain operates in The United States of America.

The Subway chain operates in The United States of America.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in The United States of America.

The Starbucks chain operates in The United States of America.

Weather

Today the sun in Washington, D.C., rises at 7:06 AM and sets at 6:46 PM. The climate of Washington, D.C. may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cfa), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5RainLow: 10.7°C (51.26°F)High: 14.1°C (57.38°F)
ThursdayOct 6OvercastLow: 9.8°C (49.64°F)High: 21.7°C (71.06°F)
FridayOct 7OvercastLow: 10.7°C (51.26°F)High: 22.9°C (73.22°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 6.8°C (44.24°F)High: 13.2°C (55.76°F)
SundayOct 9Partly cloudlyLow: 4.4°C (39.92°F)High: 15.6°C (60.08°F)
MondayOct 10Partly cloudlyLow: 6.9°C (44.42°F)High: 17.6°C (63.68°F)

Weather data for Washington, D.C. (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains, and some of them are high-speed trains.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in 12 cities.

Taxi Apps Uber is available in 267 cities. Bolt is not available in The United States of America.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in The United States of America.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 7.0, The United States of America is placed 1st out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In The United States of America traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  1,545.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 12.70 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Emergency phones in United States of America

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

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Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban There is no national smoke-free law, but some areas may have their own rules.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Legal or decriminalized in some locations, illegal federally
Medical usage: Legal or decriminalized in some locations, illegal federally

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • One American liter (33.8 fl. oz.) of alcoholic beverages

Tobacco allowance

  • 200 cigarettes and 100 cigars

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Visa

What are visa requirements to enter United States of America?

Currently, citizens of 5 countries can enter United States of America without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter United States of America.

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