United States of America in brief

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To allow a glimpse on the characteristics of the United States of America, the FDFA provides key figures on the state, its politics and economy, its population and the Swiss nationals living there.

Government and politics
Head of state Barack Hussein Obama
Head of government Barack Hussein Obama
Type of state federal republic
Land area 9,629,091 km2
Capital Washington D.C.
Population 316.8 mio. (est. 2013)
Language/s English, Spanish
Government and politics
Currency US dollar (USD)
Gross domestic product (GDP) 2013 est. USD 16,237 bn
Change over previous year +1.9 %
Per capita GDP 2013 est. USD 51'248
Swiss colony 2012 76'330 persons
Swiss exports 2013 est. CHF 23'503 mio.
Change over previous year +10.2 %
Swiss imports 2013 est CHF 10'332 mio.
Change over previous year +12.8 %