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Language:

The United States does not have an official language; however, the majority of the population speaks English as a native language (some 82%). Spanish is the second most common language in the country, and is spoken by over 12% of the population. The United States holds the world’s fifth largest Spanish-speaking population, outnumbered by Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Columbia.

Religion:

Because of Chicago's large multi-ethnic population, a wide variety of faiths are practiced. Various Christian denominations such as diverse Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant churches are found throughout the area along with adherents of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism, Bahá'í, Sufism and others. In addition, it should be noted that there are a number of adherents who do not identify or affiliate with religion that live in this city.

Climate:

The city lies within the humid continental climate zone, and experiences four distinct seasons:

Summers:

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warm & humid, average high temperatures of 80-84°F (27-29°C) and lows of 61-65 °F (16-19°C)

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Typically the rainiest season, with short-lived rainfall and thunderstorms more common than prolonged rainy periods

Winters:

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Cold, snowy and windy with temperatures below freezing

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Precipitation tends to be more snow than rain.

Spring & Fall:

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Mild with low humidity

Currency:

1 USD (U.S. Dollars) = 2.86 PEN (Peruvian Nuevo Sol)

1 USD (U.S. Dollars) = 569.000 RWF (Rwanda Francs)

1 USD (U.S. Dollars) = 6.82725 CNY (China Yuan Renminbi)

1 USD (U.S. Dollars) = 1.75550 BRL (Brazil Reais)

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