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.

Although there is no official language in The United States of America, English is the most widely spoken language. 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 (¢).

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 No data available.

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 39.49.

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 2024, 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 Labour Day will take place on September 2.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024 New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day
January 15, 2024 Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMartin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 19, 2024 Washington’s BirthdayPresidents Day
March 29, 2024 Good FridayGood Friday Regional holiday
May 27, 2024 Memorial DayMemorial Day
June 19, 2024 JuneteenthJuneteenth
July 4, 2024 Independence DayIndependence Day
September 2, 2024 Labour DayLabor Day
October 14, 2024 Columbus DayColumbus Day Regional holiday
November 11, 2024 Veterans DayVeterans Day
November 28, 2024 Thanksgiving DayThanksgiving Day
December 25, 2024 Christmas DayChristmas Day

Tourism

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?

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

What is the weather like in Washington, D.C.?

Today the sun in Washington, D.C., rises at 6:01 AM and sets at 8:27 PM. The climate of Washington, D.C. may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cfa), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayJul 22Heavy RainLow: 22.8°C (73.04°F)High: 28°C (82.4°F)
TuesdayJul 23OvercastLow: 22.4°C (72.32°F)High: 32.8°C (91.04°F)
WednesdayJul 24Heavy RainLow: 22.2°C (71.96°F)High: 27.8°C (82.04°F)
ThursdayJul 25Rain showersLow: 21.9°C (71.42°F)High: 30.2°C (86.36°F)
FridayJul 26OvercastLow: 20.5°C (68.9°F)High: 29.9°C (85.82°F)
SaturdayJul 27OvercastLow: 20.8°C (69.44°F)High: 30.8°C (87.44°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 13 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 16.74.

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

Sources

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