Country :

USA

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions. The48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is located in the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. At 3.8 million square miles (9.842 million km2) and with over 320 million people, the country is the world's third or fourth-largest by total areaand the third most populous. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. The geography and climate of the United States are also extremely diverse, and the country is home to a wide variety of wildlife.

General Information :

Population: 321,726,000
Geographic size: 2,959,064 square miles
Capital: Washington D.C.
Major cities :New York, Washington, Boston, Miami, Seattle

Religion :

According to a recent survey , 70.6% of adults identified themselves as Christian,Protestantdenominations accounted for 46.5%, while Roman Catholicism, at 20.8%, was the largest individual denomination. The total reporting non-Christian religions in 2014 was 5.9%.Other religions include Judaism (1.9%), Islam (0.9%), Buddhism (0.7%), Hinduism (0.7%).The survey also reported that 22.8% of Americans described themselves as agnostic, atheistor simply having no religion, up from 8.2% in 1990. There are,also Unitarian, Universalist, Baha'i, Sikh, Jain, Shinto, Confucian, Taoist, Druid, Native American, Wiccan,humanist and deist communities.

Languages :

English (American English) is the de facto national language. Although there is no official language at the federal level, some laws such as U.S. naturalization requirements standardize English. In 2010, about 230 million, or 80% of the population aged five years and older, spoke only English at home. Spanish, spoken by 12% of the population at home, is the second most common language and the most widely taught second language

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Partner Institutes :

Claremont Graduate University www.cgu.edu
Bay State College www.baystate.edu
Brandeis International Business School www.brandeis.edu/global
University of Nebraska � Lincon www.unl.edu
University of St.Thomas www.stthomas.edu


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