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United States

Country Profile

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Major Cities

  1. New York
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Chicago
  4. Miami
  5. WASHINGTON
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Major Languages

  1. English
  2. Spanish
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Population

  1. 313,847,465
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Currency

  1. US Dollar
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Climate

  1. mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest
  2. low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains
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Major religions

  1. Protestant
  2. Roman Catholic
  3. Jewish
  4. Buddhist
  5. Muslim
  6. Mormon

Immigration Data

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Work Study Visa

  1. If you are planning on going to the US for business or tourism purposes and will be staying for less than 90 days, you may be able to enter the country without a visa, under the Visa Waiver Programme. If you are planning to travel to the US for study, you will need to apply for a non-immigrant visa. There are three types of student visa: F-1 is the most common type of visa for those who wish to study in the US and is intended for those who will be attending an accredited US college or university. M-1 is suitable for study at a non-academic trade or vocational institution. J-1 sometimes referred to as an ‘exchange visitor visa’, is suitable for anyone studying on a pre-arranged programme or undertaking pre-arranged employment or research. This must be an officially approved programme that is sponsored by an educational or non-profit institution. (Embassy of the United States in the UK, 2009).
  2. http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Defense/Citizenship.shtml
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Rate of immigration

  1. 3.62

Tourism

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Key Tourist Attractions

  1. No Information
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Major Festivals

  1. No Information
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Number of Annual Tourists

  1. 62.3 million

Life

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Quality of Life Index

  1. 7.615
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Population with a Higher Education

  1. 20427709
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Cost of Internet Access (USD Per Mbit/s)

  1. No Information
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Medicare Public/Private

  1. Insurance Mandate
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Average cost of a Higher Education

  1. $34428.75

Annual Economic Facts

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Employment Rate

  1. 91%
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Main Industries

  1. highly diversified, world leading
  2. high-technology innovator, second largest industrial output in world
  3. petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, mining
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Major Companies

  1. Wal-Mart Stores
  2. ConocoPhillips
  3. Bank of America Corp.
  4. McKesson
  5. Verizon Communications
  6. American International Group
  7. Target
  8. Apple
  9. Johnson & Johnson
  10. Dell
  11. PepsiCo
  12. Sysco
  13. New York Life Insurance
  14. Google
  15. Oracle
  16. United Continental Holdings
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Minimum Wage

  1. the federal minimum wage is US$7.25 per hour, states may also set a minimum, in which case the higher of the two is controlling


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