USA facts

August 31, 2009 | In: Countries facts

The Mississippi-Missouri is the longest river in the USA.

One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.

Estimated population of US in 2006 was 299,398,484. Out of which 24.6% were under 18 years of age and 12.4% over 65 years of age. Around 80.1% are white in US.

Florida was home to the earliest European colonies on the mainland; they died out except for St. Augustine (founded by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in 1565).

The White House is a freestone building in American colonial style and stands in Washington, DC, United States of America. It is the official residence of the President of the USA. The White House is the oldest federal building in the capital. It is officially called the Executive Mansion.

The world’s first atomic bomb was set off in New Mexico during 1945.

Montana has 3 times more cattle than people.

Ghandi’s ashes can be found in the Lake Shrine near Los Angeles.

The first person to become president who was born in a hospital was Jimmy Carter.

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