About The United States Of America
As a country, the United States is a massive existence. Not only is it comparable in size to the entire continent of Europe, but it ranks third in the world in terms of population. The United States is composed of 50 states (48 contiguous states as well as Alaska and Hawaii) and a number of territories, some of which are self-governing. The United States has for many years held the position of the world's largest economy, but the things it ranks number one in worldwide also includes medical research, media, movie production, and Olympic medals.