According to zipcodesexplorer, the United States of America (English: United States of America) is a country in North America consisting of 50 states and the federal district of Columbia. Two of the fifty states (Alaska and Hawaii) do not border the other states. The United States of America borders Canada and Mexico (the state of Alaska only borders Canada). The capital of the United States of America is Washington DC. Some major cities in the United States of America are: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Boston, Atlanta, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Phoenix and Detroit.
The United States of America is considered the most powerful country on earth. The country is known for a lot of things. Just think of Route 66, Wall Street, yellow taxis, central park, Broadway, Hollywood, Coca Cola, Fast food, legal gun ownership and the many types of music. The landscape of the United States of America has many differences. There are mountain ranges such as the Rocky Mountains, rivers such as the Mississippi, large grassy plains such as the Great Plains, salt flats, desert plains such as Death Valley and various coastlines. The country also has many National Parks, of which Yellowstone is the most famous. Some well-known structures in the United States of America are the White House, the Big Apple, Empire state building, Mount Rushmore, the Pentagon, the Statue of Liberty and the Washington Monument. See iamaccepted for higher education in United States.
States of the United States of America:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Federal District of Columbia.
United States of America Overseas Territories:
Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Baker, Howland, Jarvis, Johnston, Kingman, Midway, Palmyra, Navassa, and Wake.
Where is the United States of America?
The states of Alaska and Hawaii are missing from this map because of their location.
Travel information of United States of America
Official name: United States of America
Continent: North America
Area: 9,629,091 km²
Capital: Washington DC
Country code: US, USA
Population: 332,639,102 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Federal Republic
Highest point: 6,194 m (Mount McKinley)
Distance (Amsterdam – Washington DC): 7,842 km
Flight time: approximately 8 hours
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in the United States of America that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of the United States of America, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to the United States of America. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about the United States of America?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in the United States at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
The United States of America has different climate zones. Most of the country has a continental climate. There is a polar climate around Alaska, a desert climate around Arizona and a tropical climate around Florida and Hawaii. The temperatures therefore differ greatly per region. Around the capital Washington DC, temperatures are around 30 degrees in the summer months and around freezing point during the winter months. In the southwest temperatures can rise to 45 degrees and in the north near the border of Canada and in Alaska temperatures can drop to -45 degrees. Tornadoes occur regularly in the United States of America.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for the United States of America can be found on our extensiveweather page.
Detailed information about the climate of the United States of America can be found at Climate info.
Current snow depths in the United States of America can be found at Winter sports enthusiasts.
June, July and August are the best months to travel to Northwest America.
May, June, September and October are the best months to travel to Northeast America.
April, May, June, September and October are the best months to travel to Western America.
September and October are the best months to travel to Central America.
March and April are the best months to travel to South East America.
In these months you have the best chance of pleasant temperatures. In addition, you avoid the rain, hurricane and tornado season.
English is the official language in the United States of America. In addition, Spanish, French, Chinese and Vietnamese are also spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is still valid upon your return to the Netherlands. An emergency passport will not be accepted.
A visa is not necessary if you travel with a transport company that works with the ‘visa waiver program’ and stays shorter than 90 days.
Since January 12, 2009, travelers traveling to the US under the Visa Waver Program must register at least 72 hours before arrival in the US. This registration consists of completing a questionnaire via the internet: esta.cbp.dhs.gov. The fee of USD 14 per person must be paid by credit card.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in the United States of America: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch consulates in the United States of America: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
US Embassy and Consulate in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
You do not need any vaccinations to visit the United States of America.
Money and Currency
In the United States of America, payment is made with the US dollar (USD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in the United States of America can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in the United States of America are slightly higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +3% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (14% cheaper), food (34% more expensive), imported beer in catering (33% more expensive), cigarettes (3% cheaper) and public transport (27% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In the United States of America it is customary to tip because of the low salary. If no service charge has been charged yet, tip approximately 15-20% for excellent service, 10% for mediocre service and 5% or nothing for poor service.
The United States of America falls into six different time zones:
– Eastern time: 6 hours earlier.
– Central time: 7 hours earlier.
– Mountain time: 8 hours earlier.
– Pacific time: 9 hours earlier.
– Alaska time: 10 hours earlier.
– Hawaii time: 11 hours earlier.
Summer time in the United States of America differs from that in the Netherlands.
The local times, dates, time zones, time zone map and exceptions for the United States of America can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In the United States of America you must drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in the United States of America.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within the United States of America.
In the United States of America you need a travel plug. In addition, in some cases you need an inverter.
More information about common plugs and sockets in the United States of America can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire Brigade: 911
– Ambulance: 911
With a mobile phone you can also call the international number 112.
Tap water is safe to drink.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to the United States of America can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from the United States of America can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from the United States of America end in.us.gov.edu.mil or .um.
United States of America official websites:
usa.gov and discoveramerica.com.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in the United States of America is 001 or +1.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from the United States of America? Then use the Dutch country code 01131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
All area codes of the United States of America can be found on Allareacodes.com.
Phone numbers can be found in the United States of America Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of the United States of America.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from the United States of America.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from the United States of America.
The national holiday of the United States of America falls on July 4 (Independence Day).
An overview of all other public holidays in the United States of America can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in the United States of America, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about the United States of America?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited the United States of America. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in the United States of America can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in the United States of America can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to the United States of America? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported into and/or exported from the United States of America.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with the United States of America, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about the United States of America, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Studying and internship
Are you considering a study, internship or gap year in the United States of America? You are by no means the only one and certainly not the first. To help you on your way, Nuffic (the Dutch organization for internationalization in education) has set up the WilWeg.nl website. On this website you will find all the information that can help you on your way, such as admission requirements, forms of education, housing, scholarship, internships, health insurance, study costs and of course experiences.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to the United States of America.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 21.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum allowed blood alcohol content is 0.8 (0.5 in some states). For novice drivers up to the age of 21, the maximum legal alcohol limit is 0.2 (0 in Alaska, Arizona, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington DC and Wisconsin (0.1 in California and New Jersey)).
– Tobacco: Buy and/or smoke from the age of 18 (19 in the states of Alabama, Alaska, New Jersey and Utah and counties Onondaga, Nassau and Suffolk).
– Smoking ban:In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know…
…more than 60% of Americans are overweight?
…Each state in the United States of America has its own laws?
…The death penalty is still carried out in 32 American states?
…The United States of America is only 4 km from Russia?
…The current American flag was designed by a 17-year-old student?
…The United States has not established an official language?