9 Surprising Facts About America We Guarantee You Won’t Know

The U.S. Has No Official Language: Although English is the de facto language, the United States has never declared an official language at the federal level.

GPS is Owned by the U.S. Government: The Global Positioning System (GPS) was developed by the U.S. Department of Defense and is maintained by the U.S. government, providing free navigation services worldwide.

Liberty Bell's Original Home was in London: The Liberty Bell, a symbol of American independence, was originally cast in London and shipped to Philadelphia in 1752.

The U.S. is One of the Few Countries Without Metric System: The United States primarily uses the Imperial system for measurements, unlike most countries that use the metric system.

Home to the World’s Largest Office Building: The Pentagon, located in Arlington, Virginia, is the world's largest office building by floor area, with about 6.5 million square feet of space.

Alaska Has More Coastline Than All Other States Combined: Alaska’s coastline stretches over 6,600 miles, surpassing the combined coastline of the other 49 states.

The U.S. has the Largest Economy in the World: The United States boasts the world’s largest economy, with a GDP surpassing $21 trillion.

There’s a Palace in America: 'Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawaii, is the only royal palace in the United States, which was the residence of Hawaiian monarchy before the overthrow in 1893.

The Current U.S. Flag Was Designed by a High School Student: In 1958, Robert G. Heft designed the 50-star flag as part of a school project.

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