Facts

Capital

Washington DC

Currency

US dollar (USD)

Population

316,663,000 as of 2013

Driving

Driving is on the right.  To rent a car, drivers must be aged at least 21 (age varies by car category) and have held their licence for a minimum of a year.

Business hours

Banks: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Retail:  The standard opening hours are 8:00/9:00 am to 5:00/6:00 pm, but times vary. Some stores are open 24 hours

Language

English is the official languageSpanish is also widely spoken

Weather

Weather-Grid

Time

Most of the USA is in the Eastern Time Zone (five hours behind GMT), but a small part of western Florida is in the Central Time Zone (six hours behind GMT). Both zones observe daylight saving time (first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)

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