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The United States is a country located in the central part of the North American continent. It has an area of 9.83 square kilometers and a population of more than 314.5 million. It is the world’s #3 most populated country after China and India.

It is composed of 50 states and a capital district. 48 of the 50 U.S. states and the capital district, Washington D.C., are situated in North America, while the two other states, Hawaii and Alaska, lie in the Pacific Ocean region and the northwestern portion of North America, respectively.

The United States is considered to be among the most culturally and ethnically diverse nations of the world. There are reportedly at least 30 ancestry groups in the country, with Whites being the largest among all. The largest racial minority are the Black Americans, followed by the Asian Americans. The Hispanics and Latinos comprise 16.3% of the total U.S. population.

In terms of religious denominations, according to a survey conducted in 2007, Protestants account for about 51% of the population, Catholics for 24%, and other religions such as Buddhism, Islam, Unitarian Universalism, Judaism, and Hinduism for 5%. The rest identified themselves as atheists, agnostics, or having no religion at all.

American culture is considered extremely influential. Many American arts, literature, music, and philosophies have found their way in many parts of the globe. Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Henry David Thoreau are just some of these world-renowned writers, novelists, and poets.

The U.S. government is classified as a constitutional republic and representative democracy. It has three levels: the federal government, the state government, and the local government; and three branches: the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial branch.

The largest cities in the U.S. in terms of population are New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Miami, Atlanta, and Boston.

Regarded as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is the product of almost two billion years of various geological activities and processes. It extends for 446 kilometers and has a depth of 1.8 kilometers. It is located in Arizona and attracts around five million tourists all throughout the year.

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Dubbed as the “Emerald City,”Seattle is among the largest and busiest cities in the United States. Every year, several thousands of tourists from all parts of the globe go there to visit its world-renowned landmarks and attractions.

The Space Needle serves as a symbol of the city of Seattle. This historical landmark was built 50 years ago. It is 184 meters high and has an observation deck at 160 meters up, where visitors can take in a 360-degree view of the metro. In order to reach the top, visitors have to take the elevators that travel at 4.5 meters per second.

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The Seattle Art Museum consists of three facilities – the main museum located in downtown Seattle, the Olympic Sculpture Park, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. It features a collection of around 25,000 art pieces, which are of the ethnic, modern, traditional-European, 20th century American, and Aboriginal Australian genres. It is home to some of the world’s most important pieces such as Lucas Cranach the Elder’s ‘The Judgment of Paris,’ and Alexander Calder’s ‘Eagle.’

The Pike Place Market is a public farmers’ market built on a steep hill, overlooking the Elliot Bay. It is where people can buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and other products all year round. It houses eight residential buildings where around 500 farmers, merchants, and craftspeople live. It attracts over 10 million local and foreign tourists every year.

The Seattle Aquarium draws almost 1 million tourists annually. It is located on Pier 59, by the bay. It serves as the home of various marine life such as sea anemones, seals, sea otters, rockfish, salmon, and sharks.

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