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United States of America

English United States - United States of America

The United States of America, also referred to in short form as the United States, the USA, and colloquially as America, is a country in North America that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, and shares land borders with ► Canada (including ► Quebec) and ► Mexico. To the west of Alaska lies ► Russia, to the south and east of Florida ► Cuba, the ► Bahamas and ► Bermuda are located. The United States is a federal constitutional republic, with its capital in Washington, D.C. It consists of fifty individual states and a number of territories and other federally administered areas. At over 3.7 million square miles (over 9.6 million km²), the United States is the third largest country by total area. It is the world's third most populous nation, with over 300 million people.
Asssociated commonwealths are the ► Northern Mariana Islands and ► Puerto Rico, other organized unincorporated territories are ► Guam and the ► United States Virgin Islands. The unorganized unincorpated territory with self-government is ► American Samoa. The unincorporated unorganized territories are ► Baker Island, ► Howland Island, ► Jarvis Island, ► Johnston Atoll, ► Kingman Reef, ► Midway Atoll, ► Navassa Island, ► Wake Island and the incorporated unorganized territory is ► Palmyra Atoll. The United States have the ► Guantanamo Bay Naval base on ► Cuba. ► Palau, the ► Marshall Islands, and ► Micronesia are freely associated with the United States. Maritime borders are shared with ► Japan and the ► Philippines.

Main minority languages Español: Estados Unidos de América Los Estados Unidos de América es un país de América del Norte conformado por una federación de 50 estados y un distrito federal. También tiene varios territorios dependientes ubicados en Antillas y Oceanía. Su forma de gobierno es la de una república presidencialista y federal. Cuarenta y ocho de los estados están en la región entre Canadá y México. A estos estados se les llama, más o menos formalmente, los Estados Unidos continentales o contiguos y en ocasiones los 48 de abajo. Alaska está en la zona noroeste de América del Norte, separada de los otros estados por el territorio canadiense de Columbia Británica. El archipiélago de Hawaii, el estado número 50, se ubica en el Océano Pacífico. La capital federal, Washington, se sitúa en el Distrito de Columbia, entre los estados de Maryland al norte y Virginia al sur.

Chinese: 美利堅合眾國 - 美利堅合眾國 通稱美国,旧称花旗国,是位於北美洲的聯邦共和制國家,也是世界上最為悠久的共和立憲制國家。美国本土东濒大西洋,西临太平洋,北靠加拿大,南接墨西哥及墨西哥湾。首都為华盛顿哥伦比亚特区。

Tagalog: Estados Unidos ng Amerika - Ang Mga Nagkakaisang Estado ng Amerika na mas kilala sa pangalang Estados Unidos ng Amerika ay isang republikang pederal na mayroong limampung estado. Karaniwang tinatawag na “Amerikano” ang mga mamamayan nito.

ᜆᜄᜎᜓᜄ᜔: ᜁᜐ᜔ᜆᜇᜓᜐ᜔ ᜂᜈᜒᜇᜓᜐ᜔ ᜈᜅ᜔ ᜀᜋᜒᜍᜒᜃ - ᜀᜅ᜔ ᜋᜅ ᜈᜄ᜔ᜃᜃᜁᜐᜅ᜔ ᜁᜐ᜔ᜆᜇᜓ ᜈᜅ᜔ ᜀᜋᜒᜍᜒᜃ ᜈ ᜋᜐ᜔ ᜃᜒᜎᜎ ᜐ ᜉᜅᜎᜅ᜔ ᜁᜐ᜔ᜆᜇᜓᜐ᜔ ᜂᜈᜒᜇᜓᜐ᜔ ᜈᜅ᜔ ᜀᜋᜒᜍᜒᜃ ᜀᜌ᜔ ᜁᜐᜅ᜔ ᜍᜒᜉᜓᜊᜎᜒᜃᜅ᜔ ᜉᜒᜇᜒᜍᜎ᜔ ᜈ ᜋᜌ᜔ᜍᜓᜂᜅ᜔ ᜎᜒᜋᜅ᜔ᜉᜓᜅ᜔ ᜁᜐ᜔ᜆᜇᜓ᜶ ᜃᜍᜈᜒᜏᜅ᜔ ᜆᜒᜈᜆᜏᜄ᜔ ᜈ “ᜀᜋᜒᜍᜒᜃᜈᜓ” ᜀᜅ᜔ ᜋᜅ ᜋᜋᜋᜌᜈ᜔ ᜈᜒᜆᜓ᜶

French: États-Unis d'Amérique - Les États-Unis d'Amérique sont une fédération constituée de cinquante États (représentés par les cinquante étoiles du drapeau) situés en Amérique du Nord et dans l'océan Pacifique. Quarante-huit de ces cinquante États sont situés au sud du Canada et au nord du Mexique. L'Alaska est située à l'ouest du Canada. Hawaii est dans l'océan Pacifique, à 3 900 km au sud-ouest de la Californie. Washington, D.C., est la capitale fédérale du pays, avec un statut spécial (ce n'est pas un État et le district n'est pas non plus membre d'un État fédéré). D'autres territoires ont des statuts spécifiques, notamment des États (anciennes colonies) qui ne sont pas membres de droit de la fédération, mais qui sont en pratique intégrés : les Samoa américaines, Guam, les îles Mariannes du Nord, Porto Rico et les îles Vierges américaines.

German: Verenigte Staaten von Amerika - Die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika sind eine Bundesrepublik in Nordamerika. Das Land nimmt rund die Hälfte der Landmasse des Kontinents ein und ist der flächenmäßig drittgrößte Staat der Erde.

Italian: Stati Uniti d'America - Gli Stati Uniti d'America sono una repubblica federale con sistema rappresentativo dell'America settentrionale composta da 50 stati e un distretto federale (Washington, D.C.). Gli Stati Uniti confinano a nord con il Canada e a sud con il Messico, mentre ad est e ad ovest sono bagnati rispettivamente dall'oceano Atlantico e dall'oceano Pacifico. Le acque territoriali dell'Alaska - lo stato più vasto - confinano con la Russia (Stretto di Bering). Lo stato delle Hawaii è formato da un arcipelago localizzato nel centro dell'oceano Pacifico. Il paese possiede anche alcuni territori e zone insulari, sparsi tra il mar dei Caraibi e il Pacifico.

Hawaiian: ʻAmelika Hui Pū ʻia


Short name  United States
Official  name United States of America
Status Independent country since 1776 (recognized 1783)
Location North America
Capital Washington DC
Population 301,348,000 inhabitants
Area 9,631,420 km²
Major  languages English (de facto official), Spanish and other minority languages
Major  religions Protestantism, Roman Catholicism
More information United States, Geography of the United States, History of the United States and Politics of the United States
More  images United States - United States (Category).

Maps

General maps

Unitedstatesmap.png Map of the United States
US map - geographic.png Map of the United States
United states.svg Map of the United States
Map of USA topological.png Topographical map of the United States
Map of USA with state names.svg Administrative divisions of the United States
US map - states.png States of the US
US map - states and capitals.png US states and their capitals
Map of USA showing state names.png States
Census Regions and Divisions.PNG Census Regions and Divisions of United States
US states mean elevation feet.PNG Elevation map

States

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day the United States, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day the United States.

Colonial period

Wpdms king james grants.png The 1606 grants by James I to the London and Plymouth companies.
Nya Sverige.svg New Sweden 1650
Nieuw Nederland and Nya Sverige.svg New Netherland and New Sweden 1650
Nieuw Nederland.png New Netherland
NECONF9609.png New England Confederation 1643
Colonial North America 1689 to 1783.jpg Colonial North America 1689-1783
Carte Guerre de 7 ans Amérique du nord.PNG The Seven Years' War in North America
Pontiac's war.png Pontiac's War
13 colonies in 1775 (large).png Thirteen Colonies
USA Territorial Growth 1775.jpg Thirteen Colonies in 1775
New Spain.png Spanish colonies in North America (New Spain)

Territorial development of the United States

USA territorial growth.gif USA territorial growth 1810-1920 (This map is animated.)
U.S. Territorial Acquisitions.png Territorial Acquisitions of the United States
U.S. territorial acquisitions-en.png USA territorial acquisitions map

From independence to civil war

Tecumseh's War.png Tecumseh War 1811

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United States land claims and cessions 1782-1802.png State cessions 1782-1802
Sabinefreestate.png Sabine Free State 1808-1819
Oregoncountry2.png Oregon country 1818-1846
Oregoncountry.png Oregon border dispute
Adams onis map.png Adams-Onís Treaty

Civil War

United States 1860-1870.gif Animated map of secession, Civil War and re-admission
US Secession map 1861.svg Status of the states 1861:
   States that seceded before April 15, 1861
   States that seceded after April 15, 1861
   Union states that permitted slavery
   Union states that forbade slavery
   Territories
US map 1864 Civil War divisions.svg Map of the United States in 1864, showing the division during the Civil War.
   Union states, including those admitted during the war
   Union states that permitted slavery
   Confederate States
   Territories
US Secession map 1865.svg State and territory boundaries, 1864-5:
   Union territories
   Union border states that permitted slavery
   Kansas, which entered the Union as a free state after the Bleeding Kansas crisis
   Confederate claimed and sometimes held territories
American Civil War Battles by Theater, Year.png Battles of the Civil War
Map of CSA 4.png Confederate States of America 1861-1865
Indian reservations.gif Indian reservations

After the Civil War

GreaterAmericaMap.jpg Overseas territories
US states by date of statehood.gif US States by date of statehood
US states by date of statehood RWB.PNG US States by date of statehood
US states by date of statehood2.gif US States by date of statehood

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

Map North America 1566.jpg Il designo del discoperto della Nova Franza by Paolo Forlani, ca. 1566
Samuel de Champlain Carte geographique de la Nouvelle France.jpg Map of New France by Samuel de Champlain, 1612
Wpdms aq block 1614.jpg New Netherland 1614
Blaeu - Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova.png New Netherland and New England 1642
Map-Novi Belgii Novæque Angliæ (Amsterdam, 1685).jpg New Netherland 1685
1733 A Map Popple.jpg America 1733

Population maps

US population map.png Population density
USA states population color map.PNG States by population
USA states population density map.PNG States by population density
Map of American urban areas by size.svg Cities
MSA USA 2007.png Cities
Carte villes USA2.png Cities

Ethnic and linguistic maps

Americanindiansmapcensusbureau.gif Native Americans in the United States
US Census 1990 americanindian.jpg Native Americans
Early Localization Native Americans USA.jpg Early Indian languages
Early Indian Languages Alaska.jpg Early Indian languages (Alaska)
Census-2000-Data-Top-US-Ancestries-by-County.svg Ancestry by country
Chinese Population USA.jpg Chinese Ancestry
USA 2000 Black Density.PNG Black density
USA 2000 asian density.jpg Asian density
USA states english official language.svg English as official language
English USC2000 PHS.svg English language spread in the United States
French USC2000 PHS.svg French language spread in the United States
Distribution de la langue française aux États-unis
Italian USC2000 PHS.svg Italian language spread in the United States
Welsh USC2000 PHS.svg Welsh language spread in the United States
Dutch USC2000 PHS.svg Dutch language spread in the United States
German USC2000 PHS.svg German language spread in the United States
Swedish USC2000 PHS.svg Swedish language spread in the United States
Svenska språkets spridning i USA
Spanish USC2000 PHS.svg Spanish language spread in the United States
Russian USC2000 PHS.svg Russian language spread in the United States
Finnish USC2000 PHS.svg Finnish language spread in the United States
Tagalog USC2000 PHS.svg Tagalog language spread in the United States
Chamorro USC2000 PHS.svg Chamorro language spread in the United States

Religion maps

Jewish Population by US States.jpg Jewish population
US Map Jewish Congregations after 1776.jpg Jewish congregations
US Roman Catholic dioceses map.png Roman Catholic dioceses


Legal and political maps

Electoral map.svg Electoral map
US Court of Appeals and District Court map.svg Courts of Appeals and District courts
Death penalty statutes in the United States, noText.svg Death Penalty
Map of US minor abortion laws.svg Abortion legislation
Map of US, pre-abortion counselling law.svg Pre-Abortion counselling legislation
Map of US mandatory waiting period laws.svg Abortion legislation, mandatory waiting period laws
USA highest income counties median.PNG Highest median household income
Median income change US.svg Median household income change
Lowmhhimap.png Counties with the lowest median household income in 2000
Lowpcimap.png Counties with the lowest pro capita income in 2000
Map of USA highlighting states with no income tax.svg States without income tax
Map of USA highlighting states with no income tax on wages.svg States without income tax on wages
Map usa unions.png Position of the trade unions
State min wage2006 copy.jpg Minimum wage legislation
Map of US sodomy laws.svg Sodomy laws
Map-of-US-state-cannabis-laws.svg Cannabis laws


Various maps

US state names language2.PNG State name etymologies
TimeZonesUSA large.png Time zones
US map - rivers and lakes.png Rivers and lakes in the US
Average precipitation in the lower 48 states of the USA.png Average precipitation
US National Marine Sanctuary global system map.gif Federally protected marine areas (National Marine Sanctuaries)


Notes and references

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