Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Christmas Facts and Figures

Here are some informative facts and figures taken from US census bureau.

Christmas Trees Cut for Christmas:

Number of Christmas trees cut around the country in were 20.8 million .These trees were located on 21,904 farms spread out across 447,000 acres. (Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics).Download this

Christmas Tree ornaments from China :

The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from China between January and August 2005 were $561 million. China was the leading country of origin for such items. Similarly, China was the leading foreign source of artificial Christmas trees shipped to the United States ($69 million worth) during the same period.

Cities in US named Christmas:

Population of Christmas, Fla., an unincorporated town. (Source: American FactFinder).Other places whose names are associated with the holiday season include North Pole, Alaska (population 1,659 in 2004); Santa Claus, Ind. (2,201); Santa Claus, Ga. (238); Noel, Mo. (1,476); and — if you know about reindeer — the village of Rudolph, Wis. (418). On top of that there is Snowflake, Ariz. (4,836); Dasher, Ga. (822); and a dozen places named Holly, including Holly Springs, Miss., and Mount Holly, N.C. (Source: American FactFinder)

Imports from Christmas Island: The value of U.S. imports between January and August 2005 from Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the Pacific Ocean, south of Hawaii were 291,085. Perhaps some of these were “Christmas gifts from Christmas Island

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