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United States

United States

The national parks of Southwest America offer superb walking through iconic landscapes straight out of a classic western movie. Or step into Yellowstone and the Rockies for unique scenery and incredible wildlife encounters.

  • Capital city: Washington DC
  • Population: 321,729,000 (est. 2015)
  • Size of country: 9,826,675 sq km
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Power supply: 110 volts
  • Sockets: Flat two-pin variety
  • Language: American English. Hispanic is also widely spoken in some states.
  • Time difference: GMT -5 hours (east coast), GMT -8 hours (west coast)
  • Visas: British nationals do not require a visa, but do need to complete the online Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) application.
  • Religion: Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4% (2007 est.)
  • Popular dishes: Burger and fries is the archetypal American dish. Southwestern cuisine is renowned for the influence of Mexican dishes and spices.
  • Popular drinks: Soda (fizzy drinks), coffee and beer - America has many microbreweries producing first rate craft beers.
  • Did you know: You can see the original London Bridge in Arizona as it was shipped to the states and reconstructed stone by stone in 1971 at Lake Havasu in the middle of the desert.
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