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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, the U.S., 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). Permanent Member of the UN Security Council.
Location North America
Capital Washington DC
Population 328,239,523 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).


General maps

  Map of the United States
  Map of the United States
  Map of the United States
  Topographical map of the United States
  Administrative divisions of the United States
  States of the US
  US states and their capitals
  Census Regions and Divisions of United States
  Elevation map


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

  The 1606 grants by James I to the London and Plymouth companies.
  New Sweden 1650
  New Netherland and New Sweden 1650
  New Netherland
  New England Confederation 1643
  Colonial North America 1689-1783
  The Seven Years' War in North America
  Pontiac's War
  Thirteen Colonies
  Thirteen Colonies in 1775
  Spanish colonies in North America (New Spain)

Territorial development of the United States

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

From independence to civil war

  Tecumseh War 1811
  State cessions 1782-1802
  Sabine Free State 1808-1819
  Oregon country 1818-1846
  Oregon border dispute
  Adams-Onís Treaty

Civil War

  Animated map of secession, Civil War and re-admission
  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
  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
  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
  Battles of the Civil War
  Confederate States of America 1861-1865
  Indian reservations

After the Civil War

  Overseas territories
  US States by date of statehood
  US States by date of statehood
  US States by date of statehood

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

  Il designo del discoperto della Nova Franza by Paolo Forlani, ca. 1566
  Map of New France by Samuel de Champlain, 1612
  New Netherland 1614
  New Netherland and New England 1642
  New Netherland 1685
  America 1733

Population maps

  Population density
  States by population
  States by population density

Ethnic and linguistic maps

  Native Americans in the United States
  Native Americans
  Early Indian languages
  Early Indian languages (Alaska)
  Ancestry by country
  Chinese Ancestry
  African American population density
  Asian density
  English as official language
  English language spread in the United States
  French language spread in the United States
Distribution de la langue française aux États-unis
  Italian language spread in the United States
  Welsh language spread in the United States
  Dutch language spread in the United States
  German language spread in the United States
  Swedish language spread in the United States
Svenska språkets spridning i USA
  Spanish language spread in the United States
  Russian language spread in the United States
  Finnish language spread in the United States
  Tagalog language spread in the United States
  Chamorro language spread in the United States

Religion maps

  Jewish population
  Jewish congregations
  Roman Catholic dioceses

Legal and political maps

  Electoral map
  Courts of Appeals and District courts
  Death Penalty
  Abortion legislation
  Pre-Abortion counselling legislation
  Abortion legislation, mandatory waiting period laws
  Highest median household income
  Median household income change
  Counties with the lowest median household income in 2000
  Counties with the lowest pro capita income in 2000
  States without income tax
  States without income tax on wages
  Position of the trade unions
  Minimum wage legislation
  Sodomy laws
  Cannabis laws

Climate maps

  Köppen climate types of the US
  Several different air masses affect the United States.
  A map of the average annual high temperatures in the United States.
  Average precipitation
  Record one day precipitation by county between 1979 and 2011.
  Intense tornado activity in the United States. The darker-colored areas denote the area commonly referred to as Tornado Alley.
  Average annual tornado reports in the United States.
  Tracks of East Pacific tropical cyclones (1980–2005).
  Tracks of North Atlantic tropical cyclones(1851–2012).
  Continental United States hurricane strikes 1950-2007.

Natural resources maps

  Major rivers of the United States
  The nearly 8100 major dams in the United States in 2006
  Map of major US aquifers by rock type
  Insolation map of the United States
  Map showing wind power potential in U.S., including offshore
  Estimated subterranean temperatures in Celsius at depths of about six kilometers in the U.S. mainland (Department of Energy).
  Coal regions of the United States
  Surface Coal Mines in the US
  Locations of underground coal mines in the US
  2010 coal production by region in short tons (US Energy Information Administration)
  Coal production by basin 2014–2018
  Estimates of Oil Resources in the Outer Continental Shelf
  Estimates of Onshore Oil Resources
  Discovered shale gas deposits as of June 2016
  Map of US Uranium Districts (1979)
  US Mines producing copper in 2003 either as a primary or secondary commodity. (Alaska and Hawaii produced no copper in 2003.) Source: USGS

Energy maps

  Power plants in USA map
  The U.S. power transmission grid consists of about 300,000 km (190,000 mi) of lines operated by approximately 500 companies. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) oversees all of them.
  Natural gas processing plants in the US by capacity and utilization, 2017
  Natural gas pipelines map
  Proposed LNG Export Terminals in the US, 2012 (US Energy Information Administration)
  NRC regions and locations of nuclear reactors, 2008
  Location of nuclear reactor fuel processing facilities in the United States (US NRC)
  Nuclear Power plants that have been decommissioned or have announced plans to decommission. The size of the circles indicates the amount of electricity generated
  US nuclear power plants, highlighting recently and soon-to-be retired plants, as of 2018 (US EIA).
  Map illustrating installed wind generating capacity for U.S. states at end of 2015.
  Map of large US wind farms, with size illustrated.
  Hydroelectric power map.
  Fixed-tilt utility-scale solar energy generation capacity, representing 40% of US solar energy output. Map does not include tracking systems.

Transportation maps

  Tonnage on highways, railroads, and inland waterways
  Map of current Interstates
  Interstate numbering. Odd numbers run north–south with numbers increasing from west to east, while even numbers run east–west with numbers increasing from south to north
  Maximum state speed limits in the United States as of January 2017
  Map of the Class I Railroads in North america
  Passenger trains in North America
  Map showing current rail speeds in the United States.
  Inland Waterway Connection
  Top 25 water ports by tonnage
  Container ports by TEU throughput in 2010
  Container ship routes to America from Asian Pacific
  Map showing FAA overflight fee regions

Various maps

  State name etymologies
  Time zones
  Rivers and lakes in the US
  Federally protected marine areas (National Marine Sanctuaries)
  Symbolic representation of visitors at each National Park
  Map of the National Forests and Grasslands of the United States
  United States Counties Per Capita Income
  US household income distribution by county, 2009
  Density of cattle and calves by county in 2007.
  A physiographical map of the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. The map indicates the age of the exposed surface as well as the type of terrain.
  Map of United States Distribution of Soil Moisture Regimes
  Level III ecoregions, United States
  A national map of Superfund sites. Red indicates currently on final National Priority List, yellow is proposed, green is deleted (usually meaning having been cleaned up). This map is as of October 2013.

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