The USA has plenty of remarkable facts you might not know. Don’t believe us? Well, you’ll need to just stick around to see for yourself. Across this great country lies a diverse population of people of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, eager to live out the American dream, own some land, a house, and maybe a dog or two. From facts about American history to American culture to geography facts about the USA, there are plenty of fun facts to learn about the United States. Ready to learn more about Uncle Sam? Here are 25 Remarkable Facts About The USA.
The federal government owns 46% of the land in the West. Of the states where the government owns the most land, Nevada takes the cake, where they own 85% of the land there.
There's a good reason the largest of the Great Lakes is called Lake Superior. It's so massive it could cover all of North and South America in one foot of water.
Along with being the largest state, Alaska also has the longest coastline of all the states' coastlines combined, covering 6,640 miles (10,686 kilometers).
While Betsy Ross is attributed as being the person to create the American flag, the flag we know today was designed by Bob Heft as a high schooler in 1958. When he submitted his design to the White House, they chose it over thousands of others. He even designed a flag representing 51 states just in case one was added later.
The United States has the largest Air Force, operating a whopping 5,600 aircrafts of all types. It also has 312,000 active-duty members.
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