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United States of America

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United States of America

The United States of America (is often called the United States, the U.S., the USA, or America) is a federal constitutional republic divided into fifty states and a federal district.

Location: The country is located mostly in central North America, where its 48 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. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses several territories, or insular areas, in the Caribbean and Pacific.

Canada to the north.
Mexico to the south.
Russia to the west of Alaska across the Bering Strait.

Population: 307,159,000 
Area: 9,826,630 km2 (3,794,066 sq mi)  
Population density: 31 people/km2  (80/sq mi)
(How do you calculate population density? Take the population and divide by the area.)

Capital: Washington, D.C.
Largest city: New York City, New York
2nd largest city: Los Angeles., California
3rd largest city: Chicago, Illinois

Largest state: Alaska
Smallest state: Rhode Island


Government: Federal constitutional republic

Language: English is the main language but there are many languages spoken in the US.

Currency: United States dollar ($) (USD)

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