United States of America
United States of America passport ranking
The American passport currently ranks on the 7th place according to the Guide visa index. It provides visa-free access to 185 countries. This makes it one of the most desirable passports in the world with a very high mobility score. American passport holders have visa-free and visas on arrival access to countries such as Brazil, Japan, Peru, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Canada and the entire European Union allowing almost instant travel worldwide. American passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 41 destinations in the world such as Russia, China and Iran.
The United States of America consist of 50 states and is located in Northern America bordering Mexico and Canada. The most important states are California, Texas and Florida. The country has a total surface area of 3,796,742 square kilometers and is therefore 4th largest country in the world. Its climate is varying greatly due to the vast size of the country and the many climate zones it covers. The terrain is characterized by mountains, plains, deep river valleys and volcanos.
The overall population is over 328.2 million people. The capital of the country is Washington D.C. The most populous city with 8.3 million inhabitants is however New York City. Other important cities are Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston. The largest airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) with more than 110 million yearly passengers followed by Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with 88 million annual passengers. ATL is the busiest airport in world and provides access to destinations in any part of the planet.
American culture is dominated by a mix of languages and cultures originating from several immigration cycles. The majority of the population is of Christian belief. The legal system is the English common law. The government type is a constitutional federal republic. The country is represented by Donald J. Trump as chief of state and head of government. Elections are being held every 4 years.
The official currency of the country is the United States Dollar (USD). The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $20.8 trillion, making it the largest economy in the world. Its citizens have a per capita income of $63,051. The GDP is mostly made up of 2 key sectors, which are services and industry. Its main goods of export are petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, wheat, corn, fruits and vegetables. The United States are a leader in technological development and has an overall highly diversified industry.
The United States is filled with a variety of urban and natural tourism destinations and attractions. It is known for its picturesque nature and different cultural facets due to its international history. Some of the major destinations include Mount Rushmore, Pike Place Market, Venice Beach, Mesa Verde, the Kenedy Space Center, the River Walk in San Antonio, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and Washington D.C. The country has a total of 24 UNESCO world heritage sites. There are a total of approximately 70 million tourists visiting every year with the majority originating from Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom. The United States of America are the 3rd most visited country in the world.