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The Country

USA needs no introduction as it is one of the most popular countries both educationally and travel wise. It is talked of as the land of dream fulfillment, of cutting edge quality, of mega bucks and of life as you want it to be. The US market is home to around 4 per cent of the world 's population, approximately 273 million people. It is the fourth largest geographic area and covers 4 time zones - 6 including Alaska and Hawaii. It has an integrated and largely self-contained economy and every major industry is represented.

Geography & Climate

USA is country which enjoys a cool climate almost round the year. The USA shares its borders with Mexico in the south and Canada to the north. To the west is the Pacific Ocean, to the south, the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico; to the east, the Atlantic Ocean. The geography of the USA is hugely diverse ranging from glacier and tundra to sub-tropical forest and desert, vast plains and lofty mountain ranges.

Currency

The official currency of USA is Dollar. The symbol is US $.

Education

USA boasts of one of the best education systems as far as higher education is concerned. No wonder it is the favorite amongst international students, especially Indians. The U.S. educational system is very different from its Indian counterpart. U.S.A. has more than 3,300 accredited colleges and universities, which offer a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs.

Major Cities

New York, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco.

Culture

The American culture is very forward in its views. Americans are constitutionally guaranteed freedom of worship; dominant faiths include Protestantism, Catholicism and Judaism, among others. American English encompasses a multitude of regional accents of differing degrees of intelligibility. Modern American culture is a juicy burger of mass culture garnished with 15 minutes of fame.