Friday, November 18, 2005

Random USA Facts

Land area

9,161,923 sq km


Population

293.7m (July 2004, Census Bureau estimate)


Main urban centres (incl suburbs)

Population in millions (2000 census)

New York 17.8

Los Angeles 11.8

Chicago 8.3

Washington-Baltimore 7.0

Philadelphia 5.1

Miami 4.9

Dallas-Fort Worth 4.1

Boston 4.0

Detroit 3.9

Houston 3.8


Climate

Mainly temperate; subtropical in the South


Weather in Washington DC (altitude 22 metres)

Hottest month, July, 21-31°C; coldest month, January, –3-6°C; driest month, February, 69 mm average rainfall; wettest month, August, 99 mm average rainfall


Language

English


Measures

Previous UK (imperial) system except

US gallon = 0.833 UK gallon

US bushel = 0.969 UK bushel

US short ton = 2,000 lb


Currency

Dollar (US$)=100 cents. Average exchange rates in 2004: ¥108:US$1; US$1.24:€1; US$1.83:£1; C$1.30:US$1. Average exchange rates on July 14th 2005: ¥112.1:US$1; US$1.21:€1; US$1.76:£1; C$1.21:US$1


Time

Hours behind GMT

Eastern zone 5

Central zone 6

Mountain zone 7

Pacific zone 8

Hawaii 10


Fiscal year

October 1st to September 30th

SOURCE: Country Profile

 

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