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United States

United States Background Stats

National tree:

Oak

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Named after person: After whom each country and dependent territory was named.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date First Sunday November 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date Second Sunday March 2013
First human settlement > Date 16,000 BP 2014
First human settlement > Notes Stone, bone, and wood artifacts and animal and plant remains found in Washington County, Pennsylvania . 2014
First human settlement > Place Meadowcroft Rockshelter 2014
Full name United States of America 2013
Independence day date July 4 1776
Land border length 12,034 km 2014 6th out of 200
Named after person Amerigo Vespucci (see Naming of America ) 2014
National anthems The Star-Spangled Banner 2011
Neighboring countries and territories Bahamas (M) Canada Cuba (M) Kiribati (M) Mexico Russia (M) 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 6 2014 11th out of 171
Overview

The USA is the world's foremost economic and military power, with global interests and an unmatched global reach.

America's gross domestic product accounts for close to a quarter of the world total, and its military budget is reckoned to be almost as much as the rest of the world's defence spending put together.

The country is also a major source of entertainment: American TV, Hollywood films, jazz, blues, rock and rap music are primary ingredients in global popular culture.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"United States Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/United-States/Background

United States Background Profiles (Subcategories)

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