The United States of America, located in North America, is commonly known as the US, USA or America and consists of 50 states. It borders Canada in the north and Mexico in the south. It is the third largest country in the world by population and fourth largest by land.
The country consists of 50 individual states, their capital city Washing D.C, five territories and small islands. Each state has their own constitutions, governments and courts. All states have shared sovereignty with the federal government in which the head of state is the President of the United States, often considered as one of the most powerful political leaders in the world.
The United States of America is the largest economy in the world and has been for over 100 years. They are world leaders in technology and research in sectors such as artificial intelligence, computers, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, and military equipment. They are the worlds largest importer of goods and the second largest exporter behind China. Europe, China, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, India and Japan are considered their largest trading partners. Many of the worlds largest companies are headquartered in America. The New York Stock Exchange is the largest stock exchange in the world and the most influential financial market.
The U.S. is one of the most popular travel destination on Earth, usually ranking within the top 3 globally. It is home to some of the most iconic cities in the world; New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, amongst many others and famous for its cultural icons and iconic landmarks.