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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, the federal district of Washington, D.C., five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. The 48 contiguous states and federal district are in central North America between Canada and Mexico, with the state of Alaska in the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii comprising an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2) and with over 324 million people, the United States is the world’s third largest country by total area (and fourth largest by land area) and 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 other countries. The geography and climate are also extremely diverse, and the country is home to a wide variety of wildlife.

Paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago, with European colonization beginning in the 16th century. The United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies in the aftermath of the Seven Years War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775. On July 4, 1776, as the colonies were fighting Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, delegates from the 13 colonies unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence. The war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States by Great Britain, and was the first successful war of independence against a European colonial empire. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, after the Articles of Confederation, adopted in 1781, were felt to have provided inadequate federal powers. The first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties.

The United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, displacing American Indian tribes, acquiring new territories, and gradually admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the end of legal slavery in the country. By the end of that century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean, and its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country’s status as a global military power. The United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, and a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world’s sole superpower.

The United States is a highly developed country, with the world’s largest economy by nominal and real GDP. It ranks highly in several measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, and productivity per person. While the U.S. economy is considered post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services, the manufacturing sector remains the second largest in the world. Though its population is only 4.4% of the world total, the United States accounts for nearly a quarter of world GDP and almost a third of global military spending, making it the world’s foremost military and economic power. The United States is a prominent political and cultural force internationally, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.


Country USA
Acqualina Resort & Spa | USA - Florida

Acqualina Resort & Spa | USA - Florida

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, USA
Both Acqualina Resort and Acqualina Spa by ESPA are honored to be awarded the Forbes Travel Guide Fi More info
Bardessono Hotel and Spa | USA - California

Bardessono Hotel and Spa | USA - California

Yountville, USA
Bardessono Hotel and Spa. Exceptional by Nature Green, luxurious, and peaceful, Bardessono is a Napa More info
Carneros Resort and Spa | USA - California

Carneros Resort and Spa | USA - California

Napa (California), USA
Although there’s plenty to do in the Napa Valley Wine Country, many of our guests find that on More info
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa | USA

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa | USA

San Diego, USA
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Exotic Side Of San Diego A beachfront San Diego hotel unlike any oth More info
Fairmont Grand Del Mar | USA - California

Fairmont Grand Del Mar | USA - California

San Diego, USA
Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Basking in San Diego’s endless sunshine, Fairmont Grand Del Mar welcomes gu More info
Floridays Resort Orlando | USA - Florida

Floridays Resort Orlando | USA - Florida

Orlando, USA
Floridays Resort Orlando. A luxury, all-suite condominium-style resort in Orlando, FL. Our award-win More info
Four Seasons Los Angeles | USA - California

Four Seasons Los Angeles | USA - California

Los Angeles, USA
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. From sun-filled guest rooms featuring private step More info
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai | USA - Hawaii

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai | USA - Hawaii

Kailua-Kona (Big Island, Hawaii), USA
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Set on Hawaii Island’s exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast, this showpiece oce More info
Four Seasons Resort Lana'i | USA - Hawaii

Four Seasons Resort Lana'i | USA - Hawaii

Lanai City (Lanai, Hawaii), USA
Four Seasons Resort Lana'i. On the southeastern shores of Hawaii’s last unspoiled island, Four Seaso More info
Hotel Bel-Air | USA - California

Hotel Bel-Air | USA - California

Los Angeles, USA
Cross the exquisite Swan Lake and stroll through the stunning paradise gardens in this exclusive Cal More info
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa | USA - Florida

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa | USA - Florida

Clearwater Beach (Florida), USA
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa. Contemporary Florida Gulf Coast Hotel with Stunning More info
InterContinental New York Times Square | USA - New York

InterContinental New York Times Square | USA - New York

New York, USA
InterContinental New York Times Square. Right on Times Square, this New York luxury hotel is perfect More info
La Cantera Resort & Spa | USA - Texas

La Cantera Resort & Spa | USA - Texas

San Antonio (Texas), USA
La Cantera Resort & SpaYour San Antonio escape starts here, high atop the rolling hills and mani More info
La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort | USA - California

La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort | USA - California

La Quinta (California), USA
La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Few places on earth capture your spirit like More info
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego | USA

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego | USA

San Diego (California), USA
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Discover the vibrant culture and natural beauty of Southern Califo More info
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa | USA - California

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa | USA - California

Rancho Mirage (California), USA
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. Our resort in Palm Springs offers a relaxing oasis set aga More info
Paradise Point Resort & Spa | USA - California

Paradise Point Resort & Spa | USA - California

San Diego (California), USA
Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Tucked away on gentle Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego, Paradi More info
Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa | USA - California

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa | USA - California

Rancho Santa Fe (California), USA
Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa. Since its opening in 1989, the award-winning Rancho Valencia Resort More info
Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa | USA - California

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa | USA - California

Indian Wells (California), USA
Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Find a genuine oasis at the Renaissance Indian Wells Reso More info
RIU Plaza Miami Beach | USA – Florida

RIU Plaza Miami Beach | USA – Florida

Miami Beach (Florida), USA
RIU Plaza Miami Beach. The Riu Plaza Miami Beach Hotel is located right on the beach. This hotel in More info
RIU Plaza New York Times Square | USA - New York

RIU Plaza New York Times Square | USA - New York

New York (New York), USA
RIU Plaza New York Times Square. Located in the heart of Manhattan, the new Riu Plaza New York Time More info
Sandpearl Resort | USA - Florida

Sandpearl Resort | USA - Florida

Clearwater Beach (Florida), USA
Sandpearl Resort. Surrounded by the powder white sand and crystal blue waters of Clearwater Beach, t More info
The Fairmont Orchid | USA - Hawaii

The Fairmont Orchid | USA - Hawaii

Mauna Lani (Big Island, Hawaii), USA
The Fairmont Orchid. Discover a luxurious Hawaii resort on the Kohala Coast inspired by Culture, Wel More info
The Langham Huntington | USA - California

The Langham Huntington | USA - California

Pasadena (California), USA
Hotel at a Glance Los Angeles’ original getaway. Experience our iconic landmark hotel located More info
The Lodge at Torrey Pines | USA - California

The Lodge at Torrey Pines | USA - California

La Jolla (California), USA
The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Step into the timeless craftsman charm of The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Ove More info
The Meritage Resort And Spa | USA - California

The Meritage Resort And Spa | USA - California

Napa (California), USA
The Meritage Resort and Spa. Acre upon acre of sun-soaked vineyards. Lavish accommodations paired w More info
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa | USA - California

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa | USA - California

Rancho Mirage (California), USA
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. Enjoy a perfect escape in Palm Springs with champio More info
Turtle Bay Resort | USA - Hawaii

Turtle Bay Resort | USA - Hawaii

Kahuku (Oahu, Hawaii), USA
Turtle Bay Resort. This Resort is blessed with a richness of nature that few places can claim: the m More info
Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills | USA - California

Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills | USA - California

Beverly Hills (California), USA
Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills. Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills stands among the finest of More info
W New York - Times Square | USA - New York

W New York - Times Square | USA - New York

New York (New York), USA
W New York - Times Square. Perched atop the crossroads of the world, our Times Square hotel is locat More info
Wailea Beach Villas | USA - Hawaii

Wailea Beach Villas | USA - Hawaii

Hawaii, USA
Wailea Beach Villas, A Destination Luxury Hotel. Welcoming visitors to the island of Maui for 30 yea More info