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United States
United States Flag
Population: 310,232,863
Area: 9,629,091
Continent: NA
Capitol: Washington
Currency: Dollar (USD)
Primary Languages Spoken: en-US,es-US,haw,fr
Domain Name TLD: .us
Phone Prefix: 1
Country Code (FIPS): US
Neighboring Countries: CA,MX,CU(Canada Mexico Cuba )

United States Map
United States Map



Summary:
Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions. The two most traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the Civil War (1861-65), in which a northern Union of states defeated a secessionist Confederacy of 11 southern slave states, and the Great Depression of the 1930s, an economic downturn during which about a quarter of the labor force lost its jobs. Buoyed by victories in World Wars I and II and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the US remains the world's most powerful nation state. Over a span of more than five decades, the economy has achieved steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology.

Location:
North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico

Geographical Coordinates:
38 00 N, 97 00 W

Climate:
mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains

Terrain:
vast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska; rugged, volcanic topography in Hawaii

Natural Resources:
coal, copper, lead, molybdenum, phosphates, rare earth elements, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, potash, silver, tungsten, zinc, petroleum, natural gas, timber

Area Comparisons:
about half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; more than twice the size of the European Union

Coastline:
19,924 km

Growth Rate:
4.50%

Map Reference:
North America

United States

United States Facts

The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. 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. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses several territories, or insular areas, scattered around the Caribbean and Pacific.

At 3.79 million square miles and with about 305 million people, the United States is the third or fourth largest country by total area, and third largest by land area and by population. The United States is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. The U.S. economy is the largest national economy in the world, with an estimated 2008 gross domestic product of US$14.3 trillion.

The nation was founded by thirteen colonies of Great Britain located along the Atlantic seaboard. On July 4, 1776, they issued the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed their independence from Great Britain and their formation of a cooperative union. The rebellious states defeated Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, the first successful colonial war of independence. A federal convention adopted the current United States Constitution on September 17, 1787; its ratification the following year made the states part of a single republic with a strong central government. The Bill of Rights, comprising ten constitutional amendments guaranteeing many fundamental civil rights and freedoms, was ratified in 1791.

In the 19th century, the United States acquired land from France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Russia, and annexed the Republic of Texas and the Republic of Hawaii. Disputes between the agrarian South and industrial North over states' rights and the expansion of the institution of slavery provoked the American Civil War of the 1860s. The North's victory prevented a permanent split of the country and led to the end of legal slavery in the United States. By the 1870s, the national economy was the world's largest. The SpanishAmerican War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a military power. In 1945, the United States emerged from World War II as the first country with nuclear weapons, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and a founding member of NATO. The end of the Cold War left the United States as the sole superpower. The country accounts for approximately 50% of global military spending and is a leading economic, political, and cultural force in the world.




List of States / Privinces / Districts in United States


1. Arkansas
2. Washington, D.C.
3. Delaware
4. Florida
5. Georgia
6. Kansas
7. Louisiana
8. Maryland
9. Missouri
10. Mississippi
11. North Carolina
12. Oklahoma
13. South Carolina
14. Tennessee
15. Texas
16. West Virginia
17. Alabama
18. Connecticut
19. Iowa
20. Illinois
21. Indiana
22. Maine
23. Michigan
24. Minnesota
25. Nebraska
26. New Hampshire
27. New Jersey
28. New York
29. Ohio
30. Rhode Island
31. Vermont
32. Wisconsin
33. California
34. Colorado
35. New Mexico
36. Nevada
37. Utah
38. Arizona
39. Idaho
40. Montana
41. North Dakota
42. Oregon
43. South Dakota
44. Washington
45. Wyoming
46. Hawaii
47. Alaska
48. Kentucky
49. Massachusetts
50. Pennsylvania
51. Virginia



United States's Largest Cities

(United States's Most Populated Cities)


Top 100 United States cities shown of 16098 total United States cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. New York 8,175,133
2. Los Angeles 3,792,621
3. Chicago 2,695,598
4. Brooklyn 2,300,664
5. Houston 2,099,451
6. Philadelphia 1,526,006
7. Manhattan 1,487,536
8. Phoenix 1,445,632
9. San Antonio 1,327,407
10. San Diego 1,307,402
11. Dallas 1,197,816
12. San Jose 945,942
13. Indianapolis 829,718
14. Jacksonville 821,784
15. San Francisco 805,235
16. Austin 790,390
17. Columbus 787,033
18. Fort Worth 741,206
19. Charlotte 731,424
20. Detroit 713,777
21. El Paso 649,121
22. Memphis 646,889
23. New South Memphis 641,608
24. Baltimore 620,961
25. Boston 617,594
26. Seattle 608,660
27. Washington, D. C. 601,723
28. Denver 600,158
29. Milwaukee 594,833
30. Portland 583,776
31. Las Vegas 583,756
32. Oklahoma City 579,999
33. South Boston 571,281
34. Albuquerque 545,852
35. Nashville 530,852
36. Tucson 520,116
37. Fresno 494,665
38. Sacramento 466,488
39. Long Beach 462,257
40. Kansas City 459,787
41. Mesa 439,041
42. Virginia Beach 437,994
43. Atlanta 420,003
44. Colorado Springs 416,427
45. Omaha 408,958
46. Raleigh 403,892
47. Miami 399,457
48. Cleveland 396,815
49. Tulsa 391,906
50. Oakland 390,724
51. Minneapolis 382,578
52. Wichita 382,368
53. Honolulu 371,657
54. Arlington 365,438
55. Bakersfield 347,483
56. New Orleans 343,829
57. West Raleigh 338,759
58. Anaheim 336,265
59. Tampa 335,709
60. Aurora 325,078
61. Santa Ana 324,528
62. Saint Louis 319,294
63. Pittsburgh 305,704
64. Corpus Christi 305,215
65. Riverside 303,871
66. Cincinnati 296,943
67. Lexington-Fayette 295,803
68. Anchorage 291,826
69. Stockton 291,707
70. Toledo 287,208
71. Saint Paul 285,068
72. Newark 277,140
73. Greensboro 269,666
74. Buffalo 261,310
75. Plano 259,841
76. Lincoln 258,379
77. Henderson 257,729
78. Fort Wayne 253,691
79. Jersey City 247,597
80. Saint Petersburg 244,769
81. Chula Vista 243,916
82. Louisville 243,639
83. Norfolk 242,803
84. Orlando 238,300
85. Chandler 236,123
86. Laredo 236,091
87. Madison 233,209
88. Winston-Salem 229,617
89. Lubbock 229,573
90. Baton Rouge 229,493
91. Durham 228,330
92. Garland 226,876
93. Glendale 226,721
94. Lexington 225,366
95. Reno 225,221
96. Hialeah 224,669
97. Paradise 223,167
98. Chesapeake 222,209
99. Scottsdale 217,385
100. North Las Vegas 216,961

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