United States of America
The United States of America is a constitutional federal republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. Sikhs have been a part of the USA landscape for more than 130 years. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to its east and Russia to the west across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is in the mid-Pacific. The United States also possesses several territories, or insular areas, scattered around the Caribbean and Pacific.
The largest Sikh population in USA is to be found in Yuba City, California. The rest of the Sikh population is spread out in America among such places as Atlanta, GA; Stockton, CA; the Richman Hill neighborhood of Queens, New York City, NY; Española, NM, Chicago, IL ; Seattle, WA, Detroit, MI and Oregon. Most Sikhs of Española, New Mexico are Caucasian Sikhs. They adhere very strictly to Sikhism.
Sikhs in the United States total over 500,000 with approximately 100,000 of these living in California. Sikhs are the second largest religion in the Yuba City area. 15,000 Sikhs live in the Sacramento area and there are seven Sikh temples or gurdwaras.
- See also article at Wikipedia on USA