Name: In 1507 the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere “America” after the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci (Latin: Americus Vespucius). The first documentary evidence of the phrase “United States of America” is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq., George Washington’s aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army.
Date of Membership in CCLEC: 1989 – Miami
Motto: “In God we trust”
Status: Independent –July 4, 1776
Area: 9,833,517 km2 (3,796,742 m2)
GDP: $18.581 trillion (2016 estimate)
Population: 324,458,000 (2017 estimate)
Capital City: Washington, D.C.
Official Language: English (national language)
Currency: United States dollar ($) (USD)