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Latitude and Longitude 40º 00' N, 101º 00' W
Area 9,522,055 km2 km2
Capital Washington, D. C.
Time Zone
Official Name United States of America
Currency US Dollar (USD)
Government Republic
Legislature Bicameral
Population 303,824,640
Independence Date Jul 4, 1776
International Dialing Code 1
ISO Code alpha-3 US
ISO Code alpha-2 USA
GDP per Capita (PPP) $48,000
Climate Type Temperate, Tropical, Arctic, Semiarid and Arid
Major Language(s) English, Spanish, French, Chinese, German
Major Ethnic Groups White, African American, Asian, Amerindian and Alaska native, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
Major Religious Groups Buddhist, Christian (Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon), Jewish, Muslim
Administrative Divisions 50 States and 1 District; Unincorporated Territories: America Samoa, Baker Island, Guam, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Island, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll, U.S.
Neighbouring Countries Canada, Mexico
Major Industries Mining, Oil extraction, Automobiles, Chemical, Food processing, Consumer durables, Timber products, Electronics
Natural Resources Bauxite, Coal, Copper, Gold, Iron ore, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Natural gas, Oil, Tungsten, Uranium, Zinc