UNITED STATES AREA: 9,631,418 km 2 This country is one of the largest and most populated areas of the

planet, in a package that includes 50 states, and other island territories. Because of this l arge area, the United States are set under a huge diversity of landscapes and cl imates, which determine an unequal distribution of the population, with signific ant presence of cities and of different ethnicities. Capital: Washington Currency: U.S. POPULATION: 293 027 571 LANGUAGE: English Great Falls Minot Canada Milwaukee Seattle Denver Casper Chicago Cleveland Detro it Kansas City Washington Buffalo Ap to a ETHNIC GROUPS White New York 77% Boston 12.9% Black M Salem San Francisco O Salt Lake City San Jose Atla c Oc ea no ALASKA Columbia U.S. is ch Memphis Atlanta Los Angeles San Diego Phoenix Tucson Dallas Jacksonville New Orleans El Paso ntico Ro s co so on as ace Other 4% Native Americans and Pacific 1.8% IS. HAWAII é to 4.2% Asian n or

Pa cÍ fic Mexico Miami Houston Laredo Gulf of Mexico RELIGION Protestant 52% Catholic 24% or Where? Washington Madrid SU FAUNA 8 OF THE AULA WORLD In cold areas of the country live marmots, ground squirrels, brown trout, bears, walruses, fur seals, caribou and moose. In the forests of the East live black b ears, deer, foxes, raccoons, skunks, squirrels and small birds. The pelicans, fl amingos, green kingfishers, American alligators, catfish and poisonous snakes ar e found along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The meadows are home rabbits, pra irie dogs and black-footed rats, whereas in the western mountains live the moose , the wild sheep of the rocks, mountain goats, gray wolves and grizzly bears. Th e bison survive in captivity or in protected areas. The wolf, a protected species Washington Madrid Distance: 6,101 km Other 10% No 10% Muslim. 1% Mormon 2% Jewish 1% RESOURCES ECONOMIC SPACE In 1958 he created the U.S. space agency, a body responsible for directing and c oordinating investigations outside our planet. In addition, the aerospace compan ies in the country play a major role worldwide. From the base of Cape Canaveral, on the coast of Florida, Territories vehicles are launched into space. United S tates is among the first ranchers, forest, wheat, corn, soybean, tropical fruits , cotton, snuff, oil, gas, coal, electricity, steel and aluminum metallurgy, aut omobile and aircraft construction, chemical and electronics. The service sector occupies more than two thirds of economic activity, industry accounts for a quar ter and agriculture accounts for little more than 2%. HISTORY Confederate northerners Est Est The automobile manufacturing, oil and wood are the most important sectors Sioux Indian Chief

PEOPLE FIRST Border of the Union and Confederate From the sixteenth century, Spanish explorers, French and English explored this territory, that two centuries later proclaimed its independence (1776) and estab lished a federal constitution (1787). Following the expansion of its dimensions, with the Louisiana Purchase (1803), Florida (1819) and Texas, New Mexico and Ca lifornia (1848), occurred Civil War (1861-1865), which meant the victory of the Confederacy against the Co nfederate States. Two years later, Russia sold Alaska to them and then the count ry began its involvement in several wars (Hispanic-American conflict of 1898, Wo rld War II-1917-1941), while experienced a severe economic crisis (1929). Semi-nomadic Native Americans occupied the territory of current U.S. and Europea ns fought for possession of these lands in a process that went through the victo ry of the peoples of the plains (which were the Hidatsa, Sioux, Blackfeet , Chey enne, Comanche and Arapaho) at the Battle of Little Big Horn (1876) and culminat ed at Wounded Knee in the slaughter of the Sioux by the army in 1890. Infographic: 5W Infographic Text: Manuel Irusta / EL MUNDO