USA

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Travel information about USA

The United States of America (USA), normally known as the United States (U.S.) is a federal republic composed of 50 states covering a massive swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii ranging the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean, of a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2) and with over 324 million people, the United States is the world’s third- or fourth-largest country by total area and the third-most densely inhabited country around the globe.

USA is also listed as having some of the best diving in the world.

Capital city of USA: Washington, D.C.

Closest neighbors to USA: US is bordered only by Canada to the north, and Mexico to the south, but is not far from all the countries in the Caribbean like Bahamas, Cuba, JamaicaBelize and more.

Best times to visit USA: Best time to visit America is all year round, although the late spring in May and June is my ideal time of year to visit the northern half of the US. You will discover pleasurable temperatures and sunny days, combined with greater availability into national parks but without the crowds of the summer season. In general, the south is warmer and drier than the north but hurricane season can hit southern states, including Florida, any time from June to November.

How to get to USA: Hundreds of thousands of people fly in the United States daily. There are numerous big airports throughout the United States, several airlines, high rates of flights, and good connectivity. For these reasons, as well as saving time, people tend to choose air travel, as it is the most preferred way to travel around the United States.

Visa requirements for USA: Arriving in the United States should be an easy experience if you have everything ready. You must show valid travel documents as part of the entry process. The documents you need differ on the country you are arriving from and your citizenship or status. Visas are not required prior to arrival for most visa-exempt countries, for staying less than 3 months.

Currency of USA: The currency in USA is the United States Dollar

Official Language of USA: English is the official language of USA

UNESCO World Heritage sites in USA

  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (1982)
  • Chaco Culture (1987)
  • Independence Hall (1979)
  • La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico (1983)
  • Mesa Verde National Park (1978)
  • Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (1987)
  • Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point (2014)
  • San Antonio Missions (2015)
  • Statue of Liberty (1984)
  • Taos Pueblo (1992)
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park (1995)
  • Everglades National Park (1979)
  • Grand Canyon National Park (1979)
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (1983)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (1987)
  • Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek (1979,1992, 1994)
  • Mammoth Cave National Park (1981)
  • Olympic National Park (1981)
  • Redwood National and State Parks (1980)
  • Waterton Glacier International Peace Park (1995)
  • Yellowstone National Park (1978)
  • Yosemite National Park (1984)
  • Papah?naumoku?kea (2010)

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.

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